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Ballet West 'Nutcracker' performers unleash a dragon

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20 2013 5:02 p.m. MST

Ballet West dancers practice a scene from "The Nutcracker" with a 36-foot dragon in Trolley Square in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Ballet West will be performing "The Nutcracker" at The Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Dec. 6-30, 2013.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A dragon danced its way around Trolley Square on Wednesday — rather Ballet West performers with a dragon prop.

The dancers were promoting Ballet West's production of "The Nutcracker," set to run Dec. 6-30 at The Capitol Theatre. There is a new element in the Chinese variation — a 36-foot dragon that dancers stand under and careen around the stage.

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