The Original Nutcracker Ballet - A Hidden Allegory

The Original Nutcracker Ballet - A Hidden Allegory

The Original Nutcracker Ballet - A Hidden Allegory

REVIEWS "This in-depth study of a much-loved and extremely popular ballet, leads us from our first association (Christmas gifts, toys, sweets, fairy tale), into a complex, fascinating world of ballet symbolism. Secret meaning is embedded in dancers' movements, costume details and colors, characters' names and order of appearance. Leading the reader from scene to scene, the author shows us how these are unexpectedly connected to Russian history, society, religion, even geography and more. Nothing in The Nutcracker is accidental or merely decorative. Based on thorough research, the book gives a completely new perspective on the world-famous masterpiece." - Dr. Yulia Vladimirova Knottenbelt. "The book continues exploring, investigating, and explaining each act, scene, and individual character in vivid detail, cross referencing them with the historical, political, and religious inspirations that Petipa and Ivan Vsevolojsky used in their adaptation of the original story." - Prof. Dan Joyce, "Music Reference Services Quarterly", vol. 19. No. 3/4, 2016, p. 248

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