On the upper verge of the pine forests, or in the scrubby vegetation just beyond, the following are not uncommon - black woodpecker (Picus martius), ring-ousel (Turdus torquatus), Bonelli's warbler (Phylloscopus Bonellii), crested tit (Parus cristatus), citril finch (Citrinella alpina), siskin (Chrysomitris spinus), crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), blackcock (Tetrao tetrix), and the alpine varieties of the marsh-tit (Parus palustris, borealis) and tree-creeper (Certhia familiaris, costae).
Whether it's for traditional Sunday best or going to a performance of The Nutcracker ballet or something similar, there is something timeless about special occasion coats for girls.
Those vaguely familiar with the story of The Nutcracker may be surprised to learn that it is not actually a dance performed by the Nutcracker as he leads the toy soldiers to victory over the Mouse King.
The Hudsonian zone covers the upper slopes of the higher mountains of New England, New York and North Carolina and larger areas on the elevated slopes of the Rocky and Cascade Mountains; and on the western mountains it is the home of the mountain goat, mountain sheep, Alpine flying-squirrel, nutcracker, evening grosbeak and Townsends solitaire.
We can now proudly announce, that she has been successful and will dance a part in The Nutcracker ballet in November.
She later held the children enraptured by her Nutcracker interpretation!
Matthew Bourne's interpretation will be showing at Sadlers Wells entitled nutcracker!
Paraphernalia Puppets performed The nutcracker on December 8 th.
He's now coming to see the nutcracker with me in December!
On Christmas Eve Clara is overjoyed when she is given a nutcracker in the shape of a wooden soldier.
Twist the claws from its body, then use a nutcracker to open each claw.
This year, predictably, both the Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet are dancing the nutcracker.
The new nutcracker is designed by Sue Blane and very crisp it all is.
This Nutcracker kit is a stately holiday display.
Eurasian nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes - 2, A Li Shan.
nutcracker doll to Clara.
nutcracker prince from his spell and helps him to defeat the mice that have overrun his kingdom.
They also played Tchaikovsky 's ' Nutcracker ' as a very clever tuba quartet.
By six, she participated in The Nutcracker with Columbus Ballet Met in San Antonio.
The founder of the New York City Ballet and grandfather of the now famed holiday production of The Nutcracker, Balanchine was the first classical choreographer to enlist modern dancers into his company.
The Nutcracker March is an iconic piece of music in one of the most well-loved ballets of all time.
Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker ballet was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1892.
It is here that the titular Nutcracker arrives; it is his gift to Clara.
In her smaller form, she is menaced by The Mouse King, and the Nutcracker must lead a group of toy soldiers to fight against him.
The sense of wonder continues as an older Clara and the Nutcracker journey to magical worlds, such as the Land of Sweets.
At the end of the night, she wakes up under the tree again, normal sized, with the wooden Nutcracker next to her.
The Nutcracker March presents one of the most famous melodies of the ballet.
However, instead of calling it, "The March from The Nutcracker", most take the more direct route of saying, "The Nutcracker March."
The party creates the focus for Nutcracker March choreography.
The Radio City Rockettes have long been a main attraction in New York City, and the Christmas show is as central to the holiday season as seeing the Nutcracker Ballet.
While little fingers get caught in nutcracker mouths, plush dolls are fairly harmless.
For fans of The Nutcracker, this fresh-faced ballerina doll is a great gift.
The doll plays music from The Nutcracker: the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Every little girl enjoys mingling the ethereal fairy wings with the delicacy of the ballerina whether she plans to dance in The Nutcracker or not.
In the traditional Nutcracker ballet, the Sugar Plum Fairy wears a traditional ballerina's costume with a crown.
In Barbie and the Nutcracker, the queen of the Kingdom of Sweets wears a traditional pink ballet outfit with a golden crown.
In some versions of the ballet, she is the one who sends Clara home with her toy Nutcracker in her arms.
In all versions of the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy is a being both mystical and benevolent.
These types of coats have the distinct look of a Victorian child's coat and are perfect for outings to the Nutcracker ballet.
Adults are also crucial for performances of The Nutcracker ballet, but of course in this instance, costumes are either bought or made by the dance company.
There are no end of shops, chestnuts and performances to warm and delight - especially the world-famous Nutcracker ballet at Lincoln Center.
The whole family, not just little girls, might dress up to attend the Nutcracker or the Rockettes' show.
It's not uncommon to see huge numbers of little girls attending the Nutcracker dressed in the Victorian party dress of the heroine Mary, or a fairy costume to represent the Sugar Plum Fairy.
For example, a "Nutcracker Ballet" party can be great fun in the winter months.
Rent a copy of one of the many versions of The Nutcracker, and watch while sipping hot chocolate or warmed cider.
Balanchine, who is the father of American ballet, and most known for his choreography of the Nutcracker, worked in France for a period after leaving Russia, and before coming to the US.
Although it was Tchaikovsky that wrote the Nutcracker, it was based on a story by Alexandre Dumas, another famous French author.
You can also crack the beans with a hammer or a nutcracker and use a blow dryer to blow away the loose husks.
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