Out and About: Dr. Dave's Performance in the Colorado Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

If you ask Dr. Dave about his holiday season, you will undoubtedly hear about his role in the Colorado Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker." Dr. Dave has spent countless hours working with the dancers in the ballet, so it was a huge honor for him to be invited to join them in this classic production.

Throughout December, he kept his role a secret amongst patients and friends--he was clearly excited, and wanted to share that with almost everyone that came in his office. At times it seemed almost goofy, but once that day came, all joking aside, seeing that performance would show anyone why Dr. Dave feels such honor and pride working with these athletes. The music of Tchaikovsky is exquisite, the sets glitter with intricacy, the costumes are amazing, but what is truly awesome is the physical ability displayed onstage. Some of these dancers have Olympian abilities, and the choreography clearly illustrates them. The powerful lifts and carries of the Nutcracker Prince and the Snow King, the towering jumps of the Russian dancers, and the seamless and seemingly unending pirouettes and fouettes are almost indescribable--there isn't anything quite like seeing them in person. It is amazing what the human body can do; this kind of art will send chills down your spine.

And so, on December14th at 2:00pm at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver, Dr. Dave made his big debut, revealing his role as a Sherpa. As the Sherpa, he was charged to carry out the covered throne-carriage of the Arabian princess and then stand guard. The show went well, and memories were made.

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(Dr. Dave is the nut on the right.)