A Novel by Cody L. Stanford

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is almost certainly the most popular ballet in the world.  Chances are, if you’ve ever seen a live ballet performance, it was The Nutcracker.  Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this ballet is a perennial holiday favorite.  Tajo wants desperately to be cast as one of the children in the New York City Ballet’s annual performances of The Nutcracker, and during the course of Feeding, he refers to this video below, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov (Tajo’s favorite ballet dancer) and Gelsey Kirkland in one of the finest ballet performances you’ll ever see.  This production is from the American Ballet Theatre, another great ballet company based in New York City.  Enjoy!

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