10 Facts About The Nutcracker


The complete The Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in North America.

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The Nutcracker is a talented toymaker who has brought with him gifts for the children, including four lifelike dolls who dance to the delight of all.

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The Nutcracker appears to lead the soldiers, who are joined by tin soldiers, and by dolls who serve as doctors to carry away the wounded.

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The Nutcracker leads Clara through the moonlit night to a pine forest in which the snowflakes dance around them, beckoning them on to his kingdom as the first act ends.

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The Nutcracker said some productions had made changes to improve this.

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Stoner Winslett of the Richmond Ballet said The Nutcracker was not racist and that her productions had a "diverse cast".

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Warm and welcoming veneer of domestic bliss in The Nutcracker gives the appearance that all is just plummy in the ballet world.

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The tyranny of The Nutcracker is emblematic of how dull and risk-averse American ballet has become.

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Yet The Nutcracker is seasonal entertainment even in parts of America where snow seldom falls: Hawaii, the California coast, Florida.

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The Nutcracker's hears stories of trickery, deceit, a rodent mother avenging her children's death, and a character who must never fall asleep .

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