Main Street Conservatory of Dance Presents The Nutcracker – Marshfield, Wis.

December 11, 2017 Travis Dewitz

As spectators take their seats, the crescendoing excitement of voices relay the long awaited anticipation for the show to begin. Seated close together in the auditorium, for many this show will be the beginning of the holiday spirit and togetherness that comes along with it.

The lights dim on the closed curtains and the audience hushes as the opening melody begins. Still, the excitement is palpable, as though everyone is on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

Dance, to many in the audience, is a way to escape the thoughts from their day. Fully immersing themselves in the beauty and magic that only the Nutcracker ballet can bring to the holiday season.

The curtains open on the magical Christmas scene.

Little girls’ eyes light up in the audience as they pretend they are the dancers on the brightly lit stage, only they have been practicing in their stockinged feet on their slippery kitchen floor. Imagining their pirouettes are as perfect as those of the practiced ballerina on stage. Women in the audience remember their own days of dance, some now watching the feet of their own tiny dancers on stage.

One by one, each member of the audience is drawn into the dance. We can remember nights of sword-fighting, mischief making with our siblings, and one too many nights of going to bed with a tummy too full of delicious sweets.

As the curtain closes on Clara’s dream everyone sighs a breath of nostalgia for childish dreams of past. Tonight a child’s sleeping mind will travel back to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mother Ginger. A new tradition of magic begins, a memory to carry for all the years. –Bobbie Sue Baker

Music for your enjoyment. The Nutcracker – Scene I – The Christmas Tree

 

 

 

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Main Street Conservatory of Dance
Ballerina Project
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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.