Regardless of what you think of Austin calling itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,” you’ve got to admit it is pretty effective branding. Even people who don’t like music, and who’ve never been here, equate the city with a vibrant scene.
The Nutcracker ballerinas dancing at the Long Center wore new costumes on a whole new stage in 2013, and with this Views and Brews we talked about what it means to re-imagine tradition. KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, Designer Emily Cawood and Richard Fatheree of Ballet Austin, and Anthropologist Dr. Richard Flores. They explore the role tradition plays in shaping our identities and building community and what goes into revamping an iconic institution like the nutcracker ballet.