Original Nutcracker Ballet - M Fleming-Markarian
The famous Nutcracker ballet traces the story of young girl and her nutcracker doll, in which she journeys into a dark underworld infested by rapacious mice, and ultimately back again. In this innovative book Margaret Fleming-Markarian makes a case for a serious, albeit occult, subtext to The Nutcracker ballet, arguing that it expresses a hidden esoteric currentwhich was found in fin-de-siecle St Petersburg society. Starting with the choreography, worked with the most original evidence available in documents and film. Plot, costume, set design and musical were similarly investigated. The result is a work which makes the reader see the ballet in a new light.
United Kingdom: Privately Printed, 2014. Paperback, 161 pages. New.