The Perfect Christmas Cracker

Tchaikovsky’s 1892 adaptation of the much-loved fairytale has proven to be one of the most popular ballets of all time.

And given that it’s set on Christmas Eve, babe, is there a better time of year to celebrate The Nutcracker…?

Ironically, given its worldwide standing today, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s original production – with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov – was not a resounding success. Initially, it was a 20-minute suite from The Nutracker that found a major audience, with the complete adaptation finally finding worldwide popularity in the late 1960s.

Today, The Nutcracker is performed by countless ballet companies, with the majors in America relying on this one adaptation for 40% of their annual revenue.

Pretty much every one of the world’s ballet companies would admit that the finest of them all when it comes to The Nutcracker is The Bolshoi Ballet. And you can find out why with out satellite link all the way from Moscow…

Be sure to wrap up warm. And bring a tissue or two…

 

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