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The Holiday Classic: Nutcracker Ballet

For generations, audiences have been enchanted by The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is a beloved ballet that is typically performed around Christmas time. Around the world, many people have become accustomed to watching this classic production during the holiday season.

The story is about a young girl named Clara who receives a nutcracker as a gift from her godfather. The nutcracker then comes to life and takes her on an enchanted journey filled with danger, romance, and adventure. Some of the classical ballet's most iconic and beautiful music is featured in this production. Many of the tunes, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, have become synonymous with the holiday season. The dazzling costumes and intricate choreography combine to make this performance a beloved classic for audiences of all ages.


It was traditionally believed that nutcrackers brought luck to the family and protected the house. Families rely on them to protect them from evil spirits and danger, as they represent strength and power.

Nutcrackers have become very popular in Europe and North America as symbols of good luck, protection, and strength. It is believed that placing a nutcracker in the home will bring strength to the family and protect them from danger. Nutcrackers are often made of wood and carved in the likeness of a soldier or a king. They are considered a symbol of courage, strength, and bravery. In some cases, they are even passed down from generation to generation, becoming part of a family's history. This is why The Nutcracker becomes relevant, especially during Christmas.

To know more here is a list of books and movies about the Nutcracker to choose from:


Books:

  1. THE NUTCRACKER illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

  2. THE NUTCRACKER illustrated by Susan Jeffers

  3. THE NUTCRACKER: THE STORY ORCHESTRA illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

  4. CHARLOTTE AND THE NUTCRACKER Charlotte Nebres, illustrated by Alea Marley

Movies:

  1. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

  2. The Nutcracker (1993)

  3. Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year!






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