Esteemed Readers, I suppose that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous Russian ballets in the world & you have heard of it or even watch it at least once. So I will only share some curious facts about this dancing masterpiece:
Piotr Ilyich Tchaiskovsky (1840-1893)composed “The Nutcracker” in 1892 not long before his death. It was his very last ballet together with his other two masterpieces“The Swan Lake” (1875-1876) & “The Sleeping Beauty” (1889). It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, so if you would like to see the true power & beauty of the Russian classical ballet, I would recommend you to watch old performances with Nuriev or made yet by the Soviet ballet school. This version is often performed both by children & adults & seems to be more natural & charming to the plot of the story.
The first night of the ballet did not obtain a great success. Both dancers & spectators were confused. Only by 1934 the original ballet version was well-adopted. This performance took place in England by Nicholas Sergeev & since 1952 it has been staging annually.
“The Nutcracker” is one of the most inventing ballets. Until now international ballet school invent new approaches & ways to perform it.
Here is the classical version of the Nutcracker (1977) performed by the Soviet Ballet School.
Enjoy the performance! 🌸🌸🌸