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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies from "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in HD!

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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The Sugar Plum Fairy is a character in the ballet The Nutcracker. This ballet was first presented in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. The character was danced at that time by Antonietta Dell'Era. The Sugar Plum Fairy only dances in Act 2 of the ballet. She is the ruler of the Land of Sweets. She welcomes the Nutcracker Prince and his love Clara to her land and orders the festivities. The character is danced by a prima ballerina (or, principal dancer), but she has very little dancing to do. She is joined by a male dancer (whose character is called Prince Coqueluche) for a pas de deux near the end of the ballet. Her number in this pas de deux is called "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy".

It is famous for the celesta music that is played as the ballerina dances. The part of the Sugar Plum Fairy has been danced by many great ballerinas like Darcy Kistler in the movie version of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.

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