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Friday, December 3, 2010

The Nutcracker

The San Francisco Ballet is performing The Nutcracker again this year. Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky wrote The Nutcracker.

The very first performance of The Nutcracker outside of Russia, first took place in England in 1934. The performance was staged by Nicholas Sergeyev. It was an unabridged version of The Nutcracker. The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performed The Nutcracker in New York. But it was an abridged version. It was set in 1940 by Alexandra Fedorova.

The ballet's very first full performance was set on December 24, 1944, by the SF Ballet. It was staged by William Christensen.

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 and died on November 6, 1893. Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer im the Romantic era. He wrote symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music.

Written by: Rubina H.

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