Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy – The Video And Story

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (



The “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is a dance for a ballerina in the  1892 ballet The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.

Marius Petipa, choreographer for the principle ballerina, wanted the Sugar Plum Fairy’s music to sound like “drops of water shooting from a fountain”. Tchaikovsky used an instrument called the “celesta” which looked like a piano but sounded like bells when played. Tchaikovsky introduced the”celesta” to Russian music enthusiasts in March of 1892 in St. Petersburg.

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