The Nutcracker Act II – Mother Ginger and Her Polichinelles

December 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

The Land of the Sweets could not be complete without Mother Ginger and her children – running out from under her big skirt to romp and play. Think of Mother Ginger as a person standing on a moving theatrical set, with a huge costume covering what is underneath – little children (and the technician rolling…). This is a rousing and amusing piece and of course, there are these ‘sweet’ little children dancing… I was never a ginger child, but I do recall one particular ginger kid who grew up to be a famous actress. She and I danced together for a spell…..does the name Sarah Jessica Parker ring a bell?

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Mother Ginger


Her Polichinelles

frilly petticoats

little feet beneath her skirt

mother proudly grins

dancing on their tippy toes

sweet and fun wrapped up in one

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