Cat's Meow creator, Faline Jones, drew upon her many attendances of Nutcracker Ballet performances to design this 12-piece collection depicting scenes of the ballet as they unfold. Set this collection, crafted from 3/4" thick wood on your mantle, wainscoting or shelf. Each piece is handcrafted in colorful details on the front with scene descriptions written on the back.
The Nutcracker Ballet is loosely based on a story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", written by E.T.A. Hoffman. In 1891, legendary Russian choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write music for his ballet version of the story. It was first performed in the United States by the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1944, and popularized by the New York City Ballet in 1954. This traditional Christmas ballet unfolds a story of a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and revolves around Clara, the daughter, who “awakens” to the world of romantic love.