Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Let's Talk Vintage #8 : The History Behind The Nutcracker Ballet

Today I'm sharing a little bit about the history behind
everyone's holiday favorite ballet,  The Nutcracker.

Bebe is going to be in it this year and we are so excited!

Here is a snippet from Dance.About.com:

Over 100 years old, The Nutcracker Ballet was first presented at the Mayinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892. Peter Tchaikovsky, the famous Russian composer, was commissioned by mastermind choreographer Marius Petipa to compose the ballet, score based on Alexandre Dumas’s adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."

Did you know it was a failure at first? Here is more info:

Neither the critics nor the audience liked it. Even though Czar Alexander III was delighted with the ballet, The Nutcracker was not an instant success. However, the ballet gained popularity with future productions, especially in the United StatesOnly the Czar Alexander liked it.

The first performance of The Nutcracker in the United States was by the San Francisco Opera Ballet, in 1944.

Isn't that amazing?

Now Let's Talk Vintage!

Let's see what you have to share this week!

Each week I am wowed by what other people find, create, or imagine.

Last time we saw some of
 Adirondack Girl at Heart's vintage finds,
she really has an eye for vintage!

Now it is your turn, you may link up, below!

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I love ballet! I took classes in England when I was very small but after we left and moved to Canada, my mom never signed me back up:( I still enjoy watching it and The Nutcracker is an all time favorite. How exciting that your girly is going to be in it!!! You must be one proud mama:)