Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Trepak Dance (Choreography by Alexander Kalinin)

"Trepak" is the short joyous moment in 2nd act in "The Nutcracker" ballet suite (premiere in 1892).

The super awesome music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. For the whole Nutcracker show.

This dance (Trepak part) was originally based on Ukrainian folk dance, the Tropak.

Then I found a different creative choreography on YouTube. It's by Alexander Kalinin. His choreography I believe has a bit Kung Fu movements flavor but still includes the original entrance and those floor tricks.
Well, I made up things.

Anywho, let's watch it. Thanks to the uploader (the channel of this video).

There's that half helicopter kick I dig in this. From around 0:46 to 0:52.
Very neat.

The whole production is neat.

More reading

On Wikipedia: The Nutcracker

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