The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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  • Women In Ballet Essay examples

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    Renaissance period (Kraus 63). From the first ballet performed in 1580 to the present, women have been portrayed as fragile and dependent on men. One such ballet is The Nutcracker in which the girl-heroine Clara relies on the Nutcracker to save her from the evil Mouse King.      The first production of The Nutcracker was performed for critics, public figures, and members of high society and received lack luster reviews on December 17, 1892 (Anderson 40-52). The story opens in the

  • The Nutcracker : Live At The Ellie Caulkins Opera

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    The Nutcracker: Live On the 26th of November, 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the Colorado Ballet Orchestra perform the nutcracker live. The concert was at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the phenomenal symphony was led by Adam Flatt. This was my first ever classical concert as well as concert, and I was not disappointed. The performance was wonderful, and the opera house was beautiful. The Nutcracker performance was one hour and fifty minutes long, therefore

  • Essay On The Nutcracker

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    Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, is a Christmas classic. With memorable songs and beautiful instrumentation, many cannot imagine Christmas without it. Dance companies perform the ballet year after year with spectators coming to watch annually. There have even been LGBT, hip hop, and Jewish adaptations to the popular ballet (Begley). Thousands of musicians and dancers all over the world perform it to add to the excitement and cheer of the holidays.     The original story of The Nutcracker started with ETA

  • Argumentative Essay About The Nutcracker

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    yet Thoughtful” A short and ugly man may look like that on the outside but may have a heart of burning wood full of love on the inside as E.T.A. Hoffmann explains in the Nutcracker. Nutcracker authored by E.T.A. Hoffmann, a fiction, is about Marie, a young girl who plays with dolls, finds herself madly in love with the Nutcracker and willing to do anything for him in their house to keep him alive. Furthermore, Foremost, on Christmas Eve, when Marie and Fritz hide in a dark closet to spy on the

  • The Nutcracker Movie Analysis

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    the audience members who had already found their seats to watch “The Nutcracker” that was directed by Ashley Miller Davis based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816). The production was choreographed very well by DeAnn Petruschke and Ashley Miller Davis. The costume crew Lisa Ivy and Brenda Linton also did a great job with each of the actor and actresses costumes. I have never seen the original “Nutcracker” before so I did not really have anything to compare this production

  • Analysis Of The Nutcracker

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    Philharmonic and Oklahoma City Ballet performance of The Nutcracker took place on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Pikes Peak Center. This rendition featured Conductor Thomas Wilson, Oklahoma City Ballet Artistic Director Robert Mills, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, and numerous student dancers from the Pikes Peak Region. Through the excellence in the music, dancing, and stage and costume design, this holiday Nutcracker performance not only captured the spirit of Pyotr Ilyich

  • Critical Analysis Of Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

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    because of Christmas coming up, which is when The Nutcracker is usually performed. The original composer was P.I. Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer during the Romantic period. Tchaikovsky composed eleven operas, three ballets, over one hundred songs, and orchestral music. His three ballets, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker have become some of the most well-known pieces from the Romantic period, and are still widely popular today. The Nutcracker was

  • Summary Of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker And Stravinsky

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    Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring “ are two of the most influential ballets to ever be recorded. Their ballets have been played and duplicated for many years. I will start this paper with a summary of each composer which will include where they are from culturally, geographically and musically. Then I talk about each ballet. Where it was written, the story behind each piece, and its reception now and its reception at the time it was published. I will also include the

  • Analysis Of The Nutcracker

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    the holiday season with their fifty-seventh annual performance of the The Nutcracker - based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s famous enchanting fable The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is one of the most successfully performed renditions of the classic in the country; winning the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award in 2016. Artistic Director, Gill Boggs, gave us a performance brimming

  • Nutcracker Surprise Essay

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    Nutcracker surprise Wow! My eyes popped out. So this was ballet. The beautiful and gracefulness of the dancers. Of how the worker together as a team, but still shine bright as an individual. From when the first performer stepped out to the bows, I knew I wanted to dance like that. I like the way the dancers was up there, and they looked fearless and they me feel fearless and confident. It was like a little secret that was calling my name and I had to be a dancer so I could be part of that secret

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