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Photo Essay: Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair

Ballet Idaho

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Photo: Tom Oetzell

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Ballet Idaho

When creating his version of the Nutcracker, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos wanted both a life-size Nutcracker doll and mechanical Mouse doll to entertain the party guests. "In the scene the Nutcracker doll and the Mouse doll have a fight and the Nutcracker is broken," he said. "This gives a rationale for the battle scene later on in the ballet between mice and soldiers."

Photo Essay

Photo Essay