The Thanksgiving holiday is all about tradition: turkey, stuffing, gravy, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And, like every year since 1952, the Rockettes are the last act before the parade begins. There they are, right where they should be—a tradition within a tradition.
You recognize the costumes. You know the act. But still, the performance is impressive—captivating—I stop and watch every time. More than anything, it’s the coordination and harmony that is the marvel. Complete fluidity. Each dancer doing precisely the right thing at precisely the right time.