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Learning to Fly

Desean Taber in class at Nutmeg Ballet in 2006. Photo by Marsden Epworth

It was “Nutcracker” time, December 2010. At Torrington’s Warner Theatre, it’s an annual end-of-year event performed by the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. The audience swarmed with little girls dressed like princesses, and phalanxes of moms and dads and grandmothers and some grandfathers, adolescent girls, too, wearing tons of makeup and dresses that rustled, many bearing bouquets wrapped in cones of cellophane they crammed under their seats.

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