Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg play a couple who flee to a remote cabin in the woods after the death of their only child. They lose their minds, and soon Gainsbourg uses a woodblock to violently crush her husbands manhood. And so goes Lars von Triers seminal film, Antichrist, or as its known in the United States, The Nutcracker.
Oh, wait, theres another Nutcracker? A classic ballet choreographed by legendary George Balanchine? Who knew?
Apparently, this one is kid-friendly, features music from the cartoon Ren & Stimpy, and was written by some Russian guy named Tchaikovsky. There are even two different productions to catch this Friday. The first is by the Miami City Ballet and kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Tickets start at $19.75. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org. The second is by the Artistic Dance Theater and is held at the Gusman Center (174 E. Flagler St., Miami). Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $13. Call 305-372-0925 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Dec. 18, 7:30 & 8 p.m., 2009