Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite

  • Lunastar

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    Dec 10, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    I find myself listening to the songs over and over. He really was a genius among men.

    I think my favorite movement is the Russian Dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ISRMSIyX8
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Like just about everyone of my generation, I grew up hearing that music, every December. I still love it.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Dec 11, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Ugh, I danced in a production of this once...

    It was a post-apocalyptic interpretation.

    I was the Rat King, or whatever.

    Why they thought an Irish Dancer could make a convincing Rat King I'll never know.
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidWhy they thought an Irish Dancer could make a convincing Rat King I'll never know.

    No?
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
  • monet

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    Dec 11, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
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    Dec 11, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidUgh, I danced in a production of this once...

    It was a post-apocalyptic interpretation.

    I was the Rat King, or whatever.

    Why they thought an Irish Dancer could make a convincing Rat King I'll never know.



    Maybe they though you could kick the prince in the face?
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    Dec 11, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    I love the nutcracker i am not a huge christams fan but this story i love,
    all of them from the ballet, to care bears version, to all of them. They make me smile

    I have also been very honored to see the Russian national ballet perform it as well as,
    Winnipeg national Ballet, and ballet Montreal

    All 3 were breathtaking ... just as much as watching little kids do it
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    Dec 11, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    monet said


    I never got hard rock but I wasn't raised only on Bugs. We had ELP too...



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_Rocker
  • monet

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    Dec 12, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
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    Dec 12, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov perform the Dancd of the Sugar Plum Faries.



    If female ballet dancers are called ballerinas, shouldn't male ballet dancers be called ballerinises?

  • monet

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    Dec 12, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    The Waltz of the Snowflakes is perhaps the most beautiful part of The Nutcracker. You can really imagine each dancer is an individual snowflake and the snowflakes build into a giant snow storm. Breathtaking!



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    Dec 12, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    It is a classic.. but, my Nonna used to drag me to it EVERY friggin' year!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
    Hearing it on the radio brings back some fond memories but, not ready to see it AGAIN!!!!
  • Machina

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    Dec 12, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I am a sucker for all of Tchaikovsky's music: The Nutcracker and Swan Lake happen to be some of my favorite music.

    My favorite pieces from the Nutcracker are: Russian Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy, and Dance of the Reed Pipes.

    Luckily this year I got really good tickets to see the Ballet West performance next weekend. So very excited!