Christmas Ballet Advent Wall Calendar

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Christmas Ballet Advent Wall Calendar

This fanciful advent wall calendar, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, depicts a festive, colorful scene featuring Clara,
The Nutcracker Prince, The Mouse King and a pageant of other characters including ballerinas descending a grand staircase, Russian dancers and the Polichinelles in her crinoline dress. Towering in the center is an ornate Christmas tree. Scarlet curtains frame the setting adorned with swags of garland, wreaths and red bow ribbons.

The first advent calendars were created in the mid-1800s. In keeping with their design the Christmas Ballet Advent Calendar has the same nostalgic quality. Each numbered cut-out door opens to reveal a different day counting up to Christmas.

Printed on durable card stock and dusted with glitter it measures 17” long x 12 ½” high and is made to hang on the wall. A white envelope is included for mailing or gift giving purposes.

Reflective of the magnificent production of The Nutcracker ballet performed to adoring audiences each holiday season at Lincoln Center.

  • Multi-color
  • Glitter
  • Numbered cut-out doors
  • Durable card stock
  • High quality printing
  • Includes white envelope for mailing or gift giving
  • 17” L x 12 ½” H

History

Ballet

In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
 
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

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