Sound Impressions is proud to release from StoryStick Productions the Nutcracker bringing you a 30 minutes of the classic ballet with 8 major songs from the show. To find more information about this release or any other of SSPs releases head on over to www.storystick**** to find retail outlets to get this great CD
Adapted by award-winning playwright John Murrell from an E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic novel, The Secret of The Nutcracker features the talents of Brian Cox as Drosselmeyer (The Waterhorse, Running With Scissors) and introduces Janelle Jorde as Clara. This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12 year-old Clara’s mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father in a World War II German Prisoner of War camp. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic.
The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till and features the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and John Estacio, performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Four exquisite dance spectacles by the renowned Alberta Ballet are woven throughout to create Clara’s fantasy dream world.
Running time: 90 minutes. DVD Special Features include: french language audio and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl’s Christmas fantasy. This classic version is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, with its wonderfully danceable, innocent melodies and brilliantly inventive orchestration. It features dancing mice, a sugar plum fairy and a Christmas tree that grows all wrapped up in a turn-of-the-century Canadian setting. With original costumes and scenery by designers Paul Daigle and Brian Perchaluk, this new Nutcracker is visually spectacular. Choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon, the RWB’s Nutcracker preserves the best of the Russian tradition and spices it with a uniquely Canadian perspective. An instant holiday classic!
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“Nutcracker man” may have been more of a “grass-eater man”. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows the ancient hominids -- whom scientists once thought ate primarily a nut diet -- were actually grass-chewers, more like a cow or pig.
A researcher from the University of Colorado says this latest discovery is the result of years of work.
“Frankly, we didn't expect to find the primate equivalent of a cow dangling from a remote twig of our family tree … If we had presented our new results at a scientific meeting 20 years ago, we would have been laughed out of the room.” (Live Science)
ZME Science reports, University of Arkansas Anthropologist Peter Ungar first suggested the possibility that Nutcracker Man ate grass way back in 2007. That hunch was later confirmed by analyzing carbon in tooth enamel.
“[W]hat they found was two types of carbon, one which is produced from tree leaves, nuts and fruit (C3 photosynthesis), and another from grasses and grasslike plants called sedges (C4 photosynthesis) … The high proportion of C4 vegetation in the diet of Paranthropus boisei makes it different from any other hominin to date.”
Oh -- and the 50-year-old nickname, “Nutcracker Man” which was given to Paranthropus boisei, is now out the window. But South African Archaeologist Nikolaas van der Merwe tells Science News -- “Grass-eater” may not be completely accurate either.
“Grasses grow seasonally in East Africa, so van der Merwe suspects that Nutcracker Man’s menu gravitated toward papyrus, a more dependable, year-round fixture of freshwater swamps that requires big teeth and considerable effort to chew.”
Scientists believe P. boisei were walking around East Africa 2.3 to 1.2 million years ago, with grassy-plants making up three-quarters of their diet according to the study. The lead researcher tells The Salt Lake Tribune -- they were in competition with four-legged grazers, like the ancestors of hippos and horses.
“They were eating at the same table … What surprised me was that over this length of time and space it was eating a restricted diet. It was extremely specialized and for a long time.”
All this research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Colorado.
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Ever wondered how ballerina's first start out!
Painful sled ride down a snowy hill full of trees. Ouch that had to hurt, he cracked his nuts!
An amazing show for the whole family!
A breathtaking cornucopia of highwire artists, jugglers, human pyramids, pyrotechnics, dancers, wild insect-like monsters, giant rabbits wearing tiki masks, disappearing acts and aerial ballets- and this is just what you’ll see before intermission!
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A performer is forced to make up his own sign language interpretation.
Maggie is not a lady to be messed with, not only does she have an iron fist but thighs of steel. With all the blue blood her nut cracking capabilities should not be shrugged at and she is sure to make easy work of even the strongest Brazilian nuts. Gentlemen, you’ve been warned.
"El Cascanueces" "Muñecos" (Parte 1) - "Gala Anual de Danza 2009" de la "Escuela de Danza Jairo Benítez" - "Auditorio Fundación Astengo" - Rosario, Argentina.