Ballet News

Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair

When creating his version of the Nutcracker, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos wanted both a life-size Nutcracker doll and mechanical Mouse doll to entertain the party guests. "In the scene the Nutcracker doll and the Mouse doll have a fight and the Nutcracker is broken," he said. "This gives a rationale for the battle scene later on in the ballet between mice and soldiers." http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/nutcraker/12.html