lacetree Posted September 27, 2011 Report Share Posted September 27, 2011 I'm curious as to why The Nutcracker is so popular in North America. I'm in Europe and while The Nutcracker is performed as a Christmas ballet sometimes, it's nothing like it seems to be in the States with every studio, student company and professional company all putting on performances for the holiday season, as well as audiences coming to see it as part of the Christmas holiday "culture". Getting a part in "The Nut" seems to be a part of the "ballet experience", which doesn't exist where I am. In addition, I'm quite taken aback by the ability of dance studios to put on a full-length ballet in the first place -I'm assuming they're full length -which is perhaps another puzzle to me. Can anyone throw any light on this for me? Quote Link to comment
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