This famous play began life in 1816 written by the German writer E.T.A. Hoffman. The play was entitled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and it was a tale of an unhappy girl named Marie whose only love is a nutcracker doll.
The play was adapted in 1845 by famed French novelist Alexandre Dumas, who made the play more suitable for children. In 1891 the cheerier version of the ballet was chosen as the basis of a Russian ballet to be scored by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marius Petitpa and Lev Ivanov.
Fica até amanhã em, cartaz no Teatro Bradesco (Shopping Bourbon) o ballet 'O Quebra Nozes' com a Cia Brasileira de Ballet.
A apresentção toda é linda, as cenas maravilhosamente interpretadas/dançadas pela compania...mas sugiro que se leia o texto antes ja que, pelo menos eu, não tive como saber o que estava acontecendo só de ver os divinos passos.
'The NutCracker' Wiki