Hubbard Street and 10,000 Dreams challenge stereotypes while centering AAPI choreographersIrene Hsiaoon May 3, 2021 at 5:45 pm

Hubbard Street’s Unboxed spills Nutcracker tea; Final Bow for Yellowface builds a dance incubator.

Act two: a flute trill hurries over a plodding bassoon, chased by string pizzicato, a merry sound that sounds “fun,” “festive,” and “not authentically Chinese”—in this way, not unlike your average takeout, particularly in the rapidity of its delivery. At just about a minute long, Chinese Tea is the shortest divertissement in The Nutcracker.…Read More

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