PHOTO ESSAY BY DAVID WELTON
CAPTIONS BY LISA KOIS
December 16, 2014
In the same way that Whidbey Island “small town” blends committed localism with a cosmopolitan flare, Whidbey Island Dance Theater’s homegrown presentation of “The Nutcracker” combines strong community rootedness with sophistication. Filled with insects and forest creatures, tap dancing, acrobatics and ballet, WIDT’s “The Nutcracker” is a local take on the classic ballet story and includes professional dancing, stunning sets, ingenious props and elaborate costumes.
“The Nutcracker” continues through Sunday, Dec. 20 at South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.widtonline.org/.
To get readers in the Nutcracker spirit, WLM photographer David Welton captured the following images of dancers in rehearsal:
David Welton is a retired physician and staff photographer for Whidbey Life magazine.
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