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Saratoga City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker Sweet & Swingin’

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Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Saratoga City Ballet for a rhythm-filled evening of The Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin’. The first production of its kind in the Capital Region, The Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin’ is a fusion of Jazz, Tap, African & Ballet featuring live music by The Chuck Lamb/Ria Curley Quintet along with dancers Johnny Martinez & Diane Lachtrupp of Tango Fusion. Act I features the original compositions of Paul Arslanian and Duke Ellington, showcasing toe-tapping, dazzling numbers such as The...

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What is the Nutcracker?

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Origins of the Nutcracker The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Although there are many versions of the performance and in many forms – including our own Nutcracker in Saratoga Springs, NY – Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa over 100 years ago. The first performance of the Christmas ballet was held as a double premiere together with...

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