NUTCRACKER is one of those magical works that everyone has heard of but few have ever had the opportunity to see on stage. One of the gems of the classical repertoire, NUTCRACKERis one of the most danced ballets in the world. A Christmas tale born of Hoffmann’s imagination and revisited by Alexandre Dumas, it was the choreographer Marius Petipa who decided to turn it into a fairy-tale ballet, mixing fantasy and reality, to Tchaikowski’s inspiring music.
The ballet was first presented to the public on December 17, 1892 at the Mar6iinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
The action begins on Christmas Eve. A little girl, Clara, receives a nutcracker as a gift that the other children soon break. At night, Clara wakes up and is guided by the nutcracker into a strange and magical world…
Thank you for the lovely reminder of the first ballet I saw
I hope to make this nutcracker embroidery with my granddaughter for next year
it is a good idea, how old is she now?