“ARABIAN COFFEE” – THE NUTCRACKER


Today I got super inspired by The Nutcracker. Why – you ask?

1. Because I’m the nanny to a 3 year old and she’s obsessed! I was reading her the book today and that’s when I remembered… there’s an Arabian inspired dance – in the story, the ballerina represents Arabian coffee lol. I feel like my obsession is starting to make sense now – I loved this ballet when I was little.

2. The beautiful images are great for costume inspiration alone if nothing else.

3. I love anything that has to do with holiday spirit!

I have also made a youtube playlist of some incredible versions of this dance. They’re each different and incredibly beautiful  – I would say the third one in the list is the most unique. Anyway…take a look!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjrrLz1h3298DpbDRU5wXbqX3-3BJ-2rQ]

Let me know what you think + Happy Holidays!

xoxo

N

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2 Comments

Kristina D. Whittington
Reply December 29, 2014

There is a version that we recorded on TV about 1990 that was sort of an abstract version of the Nutcracker. It had a lot of the same elements but some were totally different. In that version the Arabian dancer was a peacock. It was very unique. It's at about the 3:30 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z4sott9CPc

    thebellyblog13
    Reply December 30, 2014

    Hi Kristina! Thanks for sharing this! Loved it + added it to the youtube playlist. What an interesting version - the peacock costume is very cool, I watched a ton of different versions before I chose the ones in the post and I haven't seen anything like it - definitely unique! thanks again + have a great new year!

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