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The Nutcracker through time

1120965_nutcracker_5.jpgThe 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.

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