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A term applied to the anatomic constriction to the left renal vein or to the uncinate process of the pancreas as they pass between the aorta and the root of the superior mesenteric artery. See: nutcracker syndrome.
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She helps the Nutcracker to defeat the Mouse King and is transported into a snowy fairyland with The Nutcracker, who has been transformed into a handsome prince.
Clara falls into a swoon at the exertion, the Nutcracker's bed turns into a sleigh, and the Nutcracker becomes a handsome prince.
I did our original Nutcracker in 1984, the first full-length performance ever of the professional company.
Esme Down (above) has been chosen to take part in the Nutcracker Ballet
Clara and the Nutcracker will be played by a number of different ballerinas during the four-day run in Liverpool, including Prague-born principal dancer Daria Klimentova and Brazilian Junor Souza, while the choreography comes from Wayne Eagling.
The chip carved treen nutcracker shown here, while being in an early-ish style, was actually probably made in Yugoslavia in the 1960s - examples of this type are quite common.
What: Open auditions for ancillary roles in the Moscow Ballet's 20th anniversary production of The Great Russian Nutcracker to be performed December 2, 2012, at 3 p.
For your chance to win a family ticket, just answer: Who composed The Nutcracker score?
In The Nutcracker, its young students will be performing one of the most famous and popular ballets of the international repertoire.
This year's programming event -- "Battle of the Nutcrackers: Dance Off" -- debuts Monday, December 6 with the US Television Premiere of the Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker at 8:00 p.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel, a US-based hotel in Atlanta, US, has announced a package to celebrate Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker performing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, in Atlanta.