The Nutcracker Act II Pas De Deux

December 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm 6 comments


The Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier




on stage right.

they stand prepared.

he extends his arm –

she gently takes his hand

stepping onto perfect pointes.

gracefully and delicately

a majestic pas de deux unfolds…

dreams of sugar plums become her desire…..



A long time ago.....

my first year as Clara – December 1978


In 1974, the Cincinnati Ballet Company premiered The Nutcracker.  For two years, I sat in the audience – mesmerized.  In Summer of 1976, I changed ballet schools and that December I was cast as a party girl and bunny.  Many little girls and boys see more than just a ballet while sitting in the audience of a production of The Nutcracker – they discover their heart’s true desire.


On a separate note, this piece of music is my favorite piece of Tchaikovsky music – of any music, really.  Each time I hear it, I cry.  Incidentally, twenty years later my son Peyton would be born to this particular piece.  (I made two ‘labor tapes’ and this was on cassette number 2).  The words written above are based on the original Marius Petipa choreography, with the exception of the last line…of course.

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performance number 6 The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ladysighs  |  December 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Are you still limber like that?

    • 2. words4jp  |  December 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Actually, yes:) Which is kinda scary….

      • 3. ladysighs  |  December 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        That is great. I can hardly move any part of me except my fingers. 😦

  • 4. SwittersB  |  December 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm


    • 5. words4jp  |  December 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      thank you very much:)

  • 6. MichelleMarie  |  December 23, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I like be all of this! Being born to that piece makes it never the same! You have made this one an endless memory!


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