the magical pine forest

December 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm 4 comments



flakes flurry about

an enchanted land of snow

a graceful splendor




Nutcracker – 1980

10 years of my life was spent in the land of The Nutcracker.  I cannot listen to the music without feeling or seeing the choreography and, yes, becoming very emotional.  For those of you familiar with the story (there are many interpretations), I am ‘choreographing’ poetry which aligns with the production I am quite intimate with – I hope you enjoy reading these little performances as much as I am ‘re-living’ them.

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Der Nussknacker Act II – The Entrance

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MichelleMarie Antell  |  December 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love this😄

  • 2. Dom DiFrancesco  |  December 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful and so festive for this time of the year. 🙂

  • 3. words4jp  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Words4jp's Blog and commented:

    The ‘Land of Snow’ – a lovely scene in which the first of two pas de deux are performed and concludes with the Waltz of the Snowflakes. I enjoyed being a snowflake, especially when the ‘snow’ began to fall from the overhead scrim! (I did, however, offer many prayers to the ballet and theatre gods in hopes of not slipping on the snow. Yes, fake snow is still slippery… especially when wearing pointe shoes.)

  • 4. hitandrun1964  |  December 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I was one of the Sugar Plum Fairies in a production at our park, when I was little. 🙂 LOL It was fun but it was just for 2 nights and well, you know, it was at the park:) I loved my toe shoes. I wish I still had them. I actually liked Modern Dance the best though. I loved falling on the floor and doing all the moves. That was exciting to me and more wild and less controlled than ballet. I had fun, well into my early teenage years. You were a “real” dancer, however, and I was just playing. Love these posts. Hugs to Pee, please.


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