View Poll Results: What is your favorite number from the Nutcracker?

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  • Overture

    1 1.72%
  • March

    0 0%
  • Grandfather Waltz

    1 1.72%
  • Scene (A Pine Forest in Winter)

    3 5.17%
  • Journey Through The Snow / Waltz of the Snowflakes

    6 10.34%
  • Chocolate (Spanish Dance)

    2 3.45%
  • Coffee (Arabian Dance)

    3 5.17%
  • Tea (Chinese Dance)

    2 3.45%
  • Candy Canes (Russian Dance)

    0 0%
  • Dance of the Mirlitons

    2 3.45%
  • Mother Ginger and the Polichinelles

    0 0%
  • Waltz of the Flowers

    15 25.86%
  • Pas de Deux

    12 20.69%
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

    5 8.62%
  • Final Waltz and Apotheosis

    6 10.34%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phu Nguyen View Post
    In Vietnam they cut "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on stage. I have no idea why it happens. It's my favourite track ever.
    Could be because there's no celeste available? The score indicates a piano can be substituted. It's a heck of a difficult part, too.

    I voted also for Pas de Deux. Amazing what Tchaikovsky's genius could do with nothing more than a descending major scale. I've conducted the entire ballet four times and in rehearsal and performance that movement is the highlight - it gets me every time.
    Last edited by mbhaub; Dec-17-2017 at 06:05.

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    I voted: Chocolate (Spanish Dance), just because I like it.
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    I voted for Waltz of Flowers/the music is fantastic/but L also like Pas de deux.

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    I voted for Waltz of Flowers/the music is fantastic/ but I also like Pas de deux.

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    It is odd to think that Tchaikovsky struggled to complete Nutcracker. He had read the Hoffmann story and was presumably expecting something better than the scenario provided by Petipa. Tchaikovsky wanted strong dramatic stories for his ballets and operas but in Nutcracker he got a ballet where the story was over two-thirds through the 1st act - the rest is just a string of numbers for the dancers to show off. It is amazing then that he produces such a ravishingly beautiful work. I am not surprised that posters found it difficult to make a choice. I went for the Pine Forest scene.

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    Funny how this ballet was one of the very few ballets that Petipa did, and was not an immediate success. The most popular ballet of all time, choreographed by greatest ballet master and choreographer that ever lived. Although some believe Lev Ivanov actually did most of the chorography.

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    Arabian Dance.

    Also the Arabian Dance in the Peer Gynt suite.

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    Definitely the grand pas de deux coreographed by Balanchine

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