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The Resource "Nutcracker" nation : how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World, Jennifer Fisher

"Nutcracker" nation : how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World, Jennifer Fisher

Label
"Nutcracker" nation : how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World
Title
"Nutcracker" nation
Title remainder
how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Fisher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Nutcracker" is the most popular ballet in the world, adopted and adapted by hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada every Christmas season. In this volume, Jennifer Fisher offers insights into the Nutcracker phenomenon, examining it as a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture and an interviewer of those who dance, present and watch the beloved ballet. Fisher traces "The Nutcracker's" history from its St Petersburg premiere in 1892 through its emigration to North America in the mid-20th century to the many later productions. She notes that after it was choreographed by another Russian immigrant to the New World, George Balanchine, the ballet began to thrive and variegate: Hawaiians added hula, Canadians added hockey, Mark Morris set it in the swinging sixties, and Donald Byrd placed it in Harlem. The dance world underestimates "The Nutcracker" at its peril, Fisher suggests, because the ballet is one of its most powerfully resonant traditions. After starting life as a Russian ballet based on a German tale about a little girl's imagination, "The Nutcracker has become a way for Americans to tell a story about their communal values and themselves
Member of
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Fisher, Jennifer
Dewey number
792.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1790.N8
LC item number
F57 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas
  • Čajkovskij, Pëtr I
  • Staatstheater Nürnberg
  • MUSIC
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Christmas
  • United States
  • Rezeption
  • USA
Label
"Nutcracker" nation : how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World, Jennifer Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
  • Filmography: page 219
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • The meaning of life
  • 1
  • The early years
  • 2
  • Making friends at Christmastime
  • 3
  • Fitting in
  • 4
  • Experiences and relationships
Control code
182530360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281723017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114j7v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530360
Label
"Nutcracker" nation : how an Old World ballet became a Christmas tradition in the New World, Jennifer Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
  • Filmography: page 219
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • The meaning of life
  • 1
  • The early years
  • 2
  • Making friends at Christmastime
  • 3
  • Fitting in
  • 4
  • Experiences and relationships
Control code
182530360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281723017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114j7v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530360

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