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Join us for a lunchtime lecture and multimedia preview of "The Nutcracker," the annual holiday ballet performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). Description:
Doug Fullington, Educational Programs Manager for PNB, presents a special lecture on this holiday production. You'll enjoy a slideshow of original artwork from the PNB production, recorded music and video excerpts. Audience questions are welcome!
“The Nutcracker” tells the story of a young girl in Germany named Clara and her uncle’s Christmas gift of a life-sized wooden nutcracker. Falling asleep with her beloved new doll, Clara has a strange and vivid dream that transports her to a faraway wonderland where a mouse king and his army battle the Nutcracker and his force of toy soldiers. With Clara’s help, the Nutcracker prevails then turns into a prince. He takes her to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets, where a variety of lively dances are performed to celebrate their victory.
PNB’s sets and costumes for "The Nutcracker" are designed by Maurice Sendak.