The Nutcracker has long since been a traditional Christmas performance attended by Americans since the 1940’s. The Nutcracker made it’s worldwide debut in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia. As many are familiar with the composer, Tchaikovsky, the original choreography was conceived by Marius Petipa. Petipa became very ill in the middle of composing the choreography so his assistant, Lev Ivanov aided in the completion of the dance.
Japan, or Nippon to the locals, is an island nation rife with its beautiful and deadly secrets. The ancient customs from thousands of years of toil still bubble in the winding cobblestone streets today. The caste of the Samurai hail from these mountainous pockets of land, along with the deadly katanas they wielded in battle. In periods of peace or political intrigue, they sat at the renowned teahouses that still operate today much as they always have, with geisha, and young maiko, attending them.
Bollywood Wedding is back on stage for a revamped show!