Nutcracker Nation

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Christmas has its predictable signs: holiday music pumping through pharmacy loud-speakers, laser light shows on the neighbor's lawn, and the annual production of The Nutcracker. But how did a classical ballet from czarist Russia, based on a German horror story, become an American Christmas tradition? Curtis Fox asked dance scholar Jennifer Fisher and a pack of young "snowflakes."

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