Arabian and Chinese Dances from the Nutcracker

Watch dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre perform the Arabian and Chinese dances from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Host David Thurmond introduces the segment by showing a pair of pointe shoes and explaining how they enable a ballerina to dance on her toes.

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