Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

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! 🌸🌸🌸

Maria KethuProfumo

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18 Responses to Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

  1. Thank you, Dear Maria. I will watch this performance later. I love the Nutcracker. It was the first Ballet I ever saw in person.

  2. theburningheart says:

    When living in Los Angeles I used to work for a few years to a ticket events company, and would get free tickets to see mainly for cultural events who most of the employees would not care for, preferring basketball, or sports tickets, not me, so I saw many great concerts, ballets, theater, and art exhibitions, museums, etc. The Nutcracker it’s a New Years oblige performance by many different companies, I saw Swan lake by the Bolshoi in 2012.😊👍

  3. fulvialuna1 says:

    Io e mia figlia siamo pazze per questo balletto.
    Grazie per il suggerimento, lo vedrò con calma dopo cena ❤

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