The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". It was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg December 18, 1892.
Since then the world have seen a huge variety of different version of "The Nutcracker" ballet, books and movies.
3 reason Why The Nutcracker is most famous ballet for kids:
1. It's about Christmas.
2. It's a fairy tale
3. It's about kids
Summer Programme 2017 of Super Simple Ballet for kids 3-5 years old is dedicated to this classical heritage and are aiming to introduce kids to ballet, and let them be inside the story.
You may enjoy watching video of full length ballet by Mariinsky teatre in St.Peterburg
I have bought my The Nutcracker book by P. Regan illustrated by N. Kuricheva in Fully Booked store, Greenbelt, Manila
Read, watch and come to dance with Super Simple Ballet!