Stephen Colbert Attempts to Dance The Nutcracker

Stephen Colbert attempts to perform The Nutcracker in Tights

American Ballet Theatre's principal dancer, David Hallberg and soloist Hee Seo perform a short excerpt of the popular Christmas ballet as Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker as Tchaikovsky's score plays in the background. Earlier this month David Hallberg dropped-in on the host of the Colbert Report to explain his new career move: a reverse defection to the Bolshoi Ballet. In the second part of the interview Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker with limited … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker History

the nutcracker history behind christmas ballet

Do you know the story behind The Nutcracker history and how it all began? December marks the month of The Nutcracker all around the world. Most major ballet companies have in their repertoire this important ballet. No matter where you live, there's most likely a Nutcracker production. Each ballet troupe may have a slightly different variation. But what they do have in common is "... the magnificent music, full of the darkness as well as the delights of winter; a great transformation … [Read more...]

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Nationwide This Holiday Season

George Balanchine's Nutcracker

Renowned New York City Ballet and special guest host Kelly Ripa will bring George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™nationwide live to movie theaters this holiday season. The "beloved holiday classic" will be in theaters across the United States, for one night only, on Tuesday, December 13. What a great idea! If you can't travel to the big apple to experience The Nutcracker ballet, the ballet will come to you! And that is exactly what The NCM Cinema Network, the NYC Ballet and the Lincoln Center … [Read more...]

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