Holiday Highlight: Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

Holiday Highlight 2020: The Nutcracker

Whether it be in a movie or a performing arts hall, nearly everyone has heard the iconic music from The Nutcracker. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", this two part ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Interestingly enough, The Nutcracker was not hugely popular until the 1960's! Since then, this ballet has been preformed by countless ballet troupes across the world, becoming a staple performance of the holiday season. Check out this holiday classic on the website! You will have to login with your ace account to view the website.

The Nutcracker, preformed by the Mariinsky Theater Ballet Company

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