of mice and soldiers

December 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm 3 comments

The Nutcracker is comprised of two acts. Act I begins with a party scene, followed by a battle between the toy soldiers and mice and concludes with the Land of Snowflakes.

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party is over

soldiers prepare for battle

the mice come alive

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nutsNutcracker – 1979

In case you have not noticed, I have a Nutcracker collection.  Each one holds a very special place in my heart.  The big one was given to me in 1979 – the second year I danced the role of Clara.  The little one on the left was an ornament my mother had made for me.  It is a handcrafted Nutcracker.  The little guy on the right was given to me by one of the little children in the cast.

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  • 1. syl65  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your memories and the story of The Nutcracker. I have never seen it in person, but thank God for PBS television. Appreciate you Kim 🙂

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    • 2. words4jp  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      thanks – it is fun to re-visit them. Yes, PBS is a great source of watching the ballet. Typically they televise Baryshnikov’s Nutcracker – for the American Ballet Theatre – which he choreographed – every year. I have discovered some wonderful productions on youtube – especially by the Mariinsky ballet (used to be called the Kirov) – where the ballet originated.

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      • 3. syl65  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        I forgot about youtube. That has to be an amazing experience.

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