"Nutcracker" Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World

3.62 avg rating
( 50 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300097467:

"The Nutcracker" is the most popular ballet in the world, adopted and adapted by hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada every Christmas season. In this volume, Jennifer Fisher offers insights into the Nutcracker phenomenon, examining it as a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture and an interviewer of those who dance, present and watch the beloved ballet. Fisher traces "The Nutcracker's" history from its St Petersburg premiere in 1892 through its emigration to North America in the mid-20th century to the many later productions. She notes that after it was choreographed by another Russian immigrant to the New World, George Balanchine, the ballet began to thrive and variegate: Hawaiians added hula, Canadians added hockey, Mark Morris set it in the swinging sixties, and Donald Byrd placed it in Harlem. The dance world underestimates "The Nutcracker" at its peril, Fisher suggests, because the ballet is one of its most powerfully resonant traditions. After starting life as a Russian ballet based on a German tale about a little girl's imagination, "The Nutcracker has become a way for Americans to tell a story about their communal values and themselves.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"A book for dance outsiders and insiders, for all grownups who have lived the Nutcracker experience and wondered about its sometimes crazy mix of history, kids, and pure stage magic."-Lynn Garafola, coeditor of The Ballets Russes and Its World

About the Author:

Jennifer Fisher teaches dance history, theory, and ethnology at Pomona College and at the University of California, Irvine. She writes regularly on dance for the Los Angeles Times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fisher, Jennifer.
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Advance Uncorrected Page Proof.. 230 pages. Softcover. Like New. Advance Uncorrected Page Proof. PERFORMING ARTS. Offers new insights into how this ballet has become the most popular in the world by examining it from the point of view of a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture, and an interviewer of those who dance, present and watch the beloved ballet. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Dance, Ballet, Performing Arts, Christmas, Choreography, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Trepak, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Lev Ivanov, George Balanchine). book. Bookseller Inventory # 11803X1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fisher, Jennifer
Published by Yale Univ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Nighttown Books
(South Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Press, 2003. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Printing (full # line) in dust jacket, no remainder mark, new unread copy (dj in mylar protector); 8vo; 230pp indexed & illus. Bookseller Inventory # 22672

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fisher, Jennifer
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300097468 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHT5256KAGG070617H0269

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fisher, Jennifer
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300097468

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ms. Jennifer Fisher
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0300097468

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jennifer Fisher
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0300097468

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fisher, Jennifer
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300097468 ISBN 13: 9780300097467
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300097468 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0071315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds