The Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday tradition, but how did it begin? Dance Channel TV provides a colorful, detailed history of the origins of the Nutcracker as we know it today.

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Interview with Sergei Vikharev Kirov dancer and now ballet producer Sergei Vikharev talk about the new production.

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Marius Petipa, based on Julet Perrot’s original . Music by Cesare Pugni. Additional music by Riccardo Drigo, Anton Simon and Piotr Shenk. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev. Scenery by Alyona Pikalova, costumes by Yelena Zaytseva.

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