Theater/Performance Art

{“data”:[{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”The Boston Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” continues to prove it’s the granddaddy of holiday entertainment events in the city, but the countless hours and seemingly endless days of practice on and off the stage that the show’s dancers endure often go overlooked. Every year those dancers who’ve made the cut for the lot of highly competitive and coveted positions on stage commit their daily lives to creating an elaborate show.\n\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Besides their insanely determined work ethic and an undying drive to create a dazzling experience through dance, music plays a large role in prepping each dancer before they take the stage. To much surprise, it’s not all classical music. Some pre\\-game with a little gangsta6 rap while others get down with a simple, swingin’ indie rock tune, maybe even some throwback ’80s tracks. BDCwire had a chance to talk with Roddy Doble \\- the show’s second soloist, and member of the Boston Ballet since 2013 \\- about a few tracks that get him in the mood before he hits the stage.\n\nThe Nutcracker debuted yesterday November 28, and will run shows until December 31. Visit [Boston Ballet’s]( website for ticket and show information. \n”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”**Matisyahu \\- \”Sunshine\”**\n”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”\”Because ‘it’s time for a champion!’ This song just feels like a pep talk!\”\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”**ACDC \\- \”Back in Black\”** \n”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”\”There’s no getting around it, this a great song to get your game\\-face on to! It’s a pulse\\-raiser!\”\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”**Ben l’Oncle Soul \\- \”Soulman\”** \n”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”\”I really appreciate the band he uses. The song’s got a feel\\-good beat that relieves some of the nerves while inspiring what I’m convinced is an entirely involuntary swagger dance!\”\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}}]}