12.17.2011

At the Ballet...


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I have been dancing since the age of 8 years old.  I started taking ballet lessons and immediately had the bug for being on the stage, hence my career now in Theatre.  I would go to see every touring Ballet performance that came through the city I lived near, and then my Dad would take me backstage to meet the dancers and I would get all their autograph...I was so in awe of them and determined that I to would be a ballerina someday!  I never did become a ballerina but I still enjoy a good ballet class and my career in Theatre allows me to dance just as much!


On this day...in 1892....The Nutcracker ballet was first performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  Adapted from E.T.A Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", the ballet was put to a score by Tchaikovsky.

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With famous characters such as Clara (the young girl), the Mouse King,  DrosselmeyerThe Sugar Plum Fairy, and of course The Nutcracker Prince himself, this Ballet has become a huge Christmas tradition to many people, adults and children alike.  If you have never seen The Nutcracker ballet I challenge you all to try and find a production near you and go see it for the first time this Holiday Season, it can be quite beautiful!
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I loved putting together this ballet inspired post...so many wonderful fashion designs are inspired by the ballet...

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Ballet Fashion on Etsy...These two shops specialize in ballet beauty!!


TutusChicBoutique creates beautiful ballet inspired pieces:
TutusChicBoutique on Etsy


TutusChicBoutique on Etsy



Glamtasik has some incredible ballet inspired designs...Absolutely stunning!
Glamtastik on Etsy


Glamtastik on Etsy

Glamtastik on Etsy

2 comments:

  1. So well done & inspiring + beautiful photo to boot, or should I say to "pointe"! Many thanks for including my tutus!
    Happy Holidays and "Nutcrackers"!
    Sarah

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  2. Lovely post, Laura Mae! I LOVED the balled too! The ballet related fashion is so great!
    Kayla

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