In a few weeks time, our school will present the ballet show ‘The Nutcracker’. Since October, children from year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have been rehearsing for this performance. Now rehearsals are in full swing under the direction of Ms.Maria Theuma, Mrs.Mary Grace Xuereb and Mrs.Alision Hili. Children are determined to give their very best in front of their parents and other special guests. Make sure you don’t miss this great show.
What is the Nutcracker?
The Nutcracker ballet is based on the book called “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by the German writer E.T.A. Hoffman. The Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the music for The Nutcracker in 1891-92. The ballet was first performed in St. Petersburg Russia around Christmas, on 18 December 1892. Unlike many other ballets, The Nutcracker is popular for children as well as adults.
Based on a ‘dreamlike’ short story by German writer E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of having adventures with the nutcracker she receives for Christmas. This nutcracker is particularly suited to such fantasies because it is made to look like a man, as is traditional in Europe.