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Gerald Arpino & The Joffrey Ballet

"Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, a traditional holiday treasure, was inspired by the musical score of Tchaikovsky and based on a delightful story by E.T.A. Hoffman.  The Joffrey Ballet's production is an American interpretation emphasizing its international cultural themes and heritage.  Lessons celebrate toys coming to life through dance, diorama scenes, and dream collages.  The video features choreography by Gerald Arpino and the ballet version of the story can be heard on the audio along with some of the musical themes.  Transformation and Enduring Values are featured. 

  

Listen to the audio for The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet retold by Paul Tracey (may take a few seconds to load, depending on your internet speed):

 

All videos, audio tracks, and artwork on this page are for educational use only and is not to be reproduced.

Credits:
Audio of The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet retold by Paul Tracey, courtesy of Paul Tracey

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