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Look of the Week: Night at the Nutcracker

Chances are, you're dying to go to the ballet after seeing Natalie Portman's staggering performance in Black Swan. If you haven't already seen Aronofsky's latest flick, go see it immediately and then get back to this post.

Nutcracker Video Contest: Get Your Clara On

Level with us: we know you've put on some slick socks and recreated The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies on a hardwood floor at one point in your life. It may or may not even be on VHS in your parents' attic.  But now it's time to spread the Nutcracker love to YouTube. The SF Ballet is running a pretty inspired marketing campaign to drum up excitement for every girl's favorite ballet. It's a video contest for the best 65-second creative representation of The Nutcracker. So gather some snowflakes, a flexible/high-jumping boy or two and maybe a large stuffed bear and take out your Clara-envy on video.

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