When did the Nutcracker ballet originate?
Keeping this in view, when was the Nutcracker ballet created?
Subsequently, question is, who wrote the original story of The Nutcracker? E. T. A. Hoffmann
Then, what does the Nutcracker Ballet symbolize?
According to German folklore, nutcrackers bring good luck to your family and protect your home. A nutcracker is said to represent power and strength, serving somewhat like a watchdog guarding your family against danger. A nutcracker bares its teeth to evil spirits and serves as a messenger of good luck and goodwill.
How long is the original Nutcracker?
This last act is usually, again, about 40-50 minutes. In between the acts there will likely be an intermission. This will add another 20 minutes or so to the total time. With the two acts and the intermission, it is safe to say that The Nutcracker is usually between 1:40 and 2 hours.