The Nutcracker through time
The Nutcracker is a celebrated holiday classic. The Christmas ballet has been re-imagined and performed in cities around the world, including Montreal. The Grands Ballets Canadiens will soon mark the 50th anniversary of its original Quebec production. But the Nutcracker wasn't a hit when it was first performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, back in 1892.
Here to explain the production's history is Vincent Warren. He's not only a former star dancer with the Grands Ballets Canadiens, but also a dance historian.
Vincent Warren spoke with Sonali Karnick about the production.