As ‘The Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians

City Ballet KJ Takahashi, who starred in the Tea scene of this year’s “The Nutcracker,” which opens the day after Thanksgiving, said he welcomes the changes. Takahashi, who is Japanese-American, said the revisions made him feel more included. Still, he said there was more that could be done and he found the costumes dated and …

As ‘The Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians

City Ballet KJ Takahashi, who starred in the Tea scene of this year’s “The Nutcracker,” which opens the day after Thanksgiving, said he welcomes the changes. Takahashi, who is Japanese-American, said the revisions made him feel more included. Still, he said there was more that could be done and he found the costumes dated and …

Asians Represented in Classical Music. But are they visible?

Fighting Stereotypes Artists of Asian descent have long been subject to racist allusions and insults, and at least back in the 1960s and 70s, when musicians immigrated to the United States from Japan, Korea, and other parts of East Asia to study and perform. 1967 statement Time magazine’s article titled “Invasion from the East” reflected …