What’s the story behind the Nutcracker?

The Nutcracker, Russian Shchelkunchik, ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The story of The Nutcracker is loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King.

The Nutcracker is a classical ballet in two acts. It is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It tells the story of a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve. The ballet has been performed in many different places since then.

Beside above, what is the moral of the Nutcracker ballet? While Dickens’ work imparts a moral lesson on the importance of family, love and generosity over material wealth, Nutcracker transports us to a Yuletide fantasia of battling mice and toy soldiers, a dancing sugar plum fairy and, of course, a live nutcracker.

Also question is, who wrote the story of The Nutcracker?

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Who receives the nutcracker doll?

Clara

Why is The Nutcracker famous?

It’s the juvenile warmth of the excited children in the party scene. It’s the familiarity of the whole production, even if you’re just seeing it for the first time. It’s the ballet’s ability to reach out and touch a part of you that triggers a warm holiday memory — that’s The Nutcracker.

Why did Tchaikovsky hate the Nutcracker?

Tchaikovsky did not much like the ballet or story of “The Nutcracker.” He reportedly wrote to a friend that the music he was writing was far worse than the music for his earlier ballet, “The Sleeping Beauty.” Many of the people watching “The Nutcracker” that night did not like the ballet either and criticized it.

What is Herr Drosselmeyer?

Herr Drosselmeyer—Clara’s godfather, Hans-Peter’s uncle, and a magician. Snow Flakes—Flakes of snow who dance at the end of Act 1, and sometimes are attended by a Snow Queen and Snow King. Sugar Plum Fairy—Ruler of the Kingdom of Sweets who welcomes the Nutcracker and Clara into her kingdom.

Who is the bad guy in The Nutcracker?

Sugar

Are Clara and the Nutcracker in love?

THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY Unlike almost every other ballet from the 19th century, “The Nutcracker” isn’t about falling in love. So if you see the heroine Clara dancing a romantic pas de deux with the Nutcracker prince, you’re watching an alternative version; I call this anti-“Nutcracker” behavior.

Is Sugar Plum Fairy evil?

Character information The Sugar Plum Fairy (also known simply as Sugarplum) is the main antagonist of Disney’s 2018 live-action film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. She is a bitter and devious fairy who seeks to conquer all Four Realms, using Mother Ginger as the pawn in her schemes.

Who is Mother Ginger?

Mother Ginger is the fourth Regent of the Four Realms, known as the Land of Amusement, alongside the Regents of the Land of Sweets, the Land of Snowflakes, and the Land of Flowers. She used to be a toy but was brought to life using the machine invented by Marie Stahlbaum, who was the Regent of the Middle Realm.

Why is The Nutcracker Ballet associated with Christmas?

According to German folklore, nutcrackers we given as keepsakes to bring luck to the family and protect the home. It is said that they represent strength and power and watches over the family keeping evil spirits and danger away.