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The Nutcracker Ballet: how would you describe the story to a 2-year-old? - Zer Netmouse — LiveJournal
November 25th, 2012
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The Nutcracker Ballet: how would you describe the story to a 2-year-old?

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From:minkrose
Date:November 27th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
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This is even better than the summary I was trying to concoct -- especially since I haven't been to the Nutcracker since I was very young. I did take ballet, and I had many picture books that told the various stories (including the dark ones, like Giselle, Swan Lake, and others I can't recall the names of). I do remember that the Angelina Ballerina books were favorites, though I was definitely older than 2 by that point.
Mostly, I remember loving the costumes & the dancing, and not caring terribly much about the rest.

(The other reason the story is a bit fuzzy in my head is because Andy & I go to see this (NSFW) burlesque version yearly! Though it's remarkable how many story elements of the original are included; the adaptation was definitely done with love.)
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