The magical story takes place on Christmas Eve, when a magician gives Clara a nutcracker
in the shape of a toy soldier.
Northern Ballet's production of The Nutcracker
, currently on tour but returning to Leeds next month, is a perfect first ballet for children and families who have yet to try the genre - an alternative to panto, perhaps.
became one of Tchaikovsky's most famous compositions and the Christmas story set to be performed tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather gives her a Nutcracker
doll as a present on Christmas Eve.
The Debbie Allen Dance Academy's show, ''The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
'' that was mounted earlier this month in Los Angeles, beat out nearly 60 other productions of ''The Nutcracker
Fritz and his friends grab the Nutcracker
and toss it back and forth among them, eventually dropping and breaking it.
The San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
has a Chinese divertissement that represents a dragon from Chinatown, which is culturally specific but more importantly, not demeaning.
Tchaikovsky's classic ballet is based on the story 'The Nutcracker
and the King of Mice' by E T A Hoff-man, which follows the adventures of a young girl, Marie.
IT wouldn't be the festive season without the Nutcracker
AFTER last year's success, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with a new and vibrant classical ballet, The Nutcracker
Aristotle is said to have owned a lever-type nutcracker
as early as 330BC, while the earliest documentary sources for nutcrackers
date back to the 14th century.
tells the story of Clara (also known as Masha or Mary, depending on the production), a young girl who is given a toy nutcracker
com)-- The Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions for their Chicago production of The Great Russian Nutcracker
beginning at 4 p.