the NUTCRACKER 2010
Fun Facts:

Mother Ginger
Costume

For those who
don't know who
Mere Gigogne is,
she was an
identifiable line
of bonbons that
sold in St.
Petersburg in
1890. The tin box
was in the shape
of a woman in a
LARGE
panniered skirt.
The box opened
at the bottom of
the panniers,
and all the little
bonbons were
inside. The first
time Petipa used
her, she was in
his restaging of
the old ballet "Le
Diable à Quatre",
which he called
"The Wilful
Wife". The part
was mimed by a
stout old
comedian
named Yakovlev.
She was such a
hit, Petipa wrote
her into the
libretto for
Nutcracker.

Further:

The character of
Mere Gigone
itself originates
from French
puppet comedy
in the 17th
century as a
woman always
fighting with her
multiple children
who- indeed- at
times come hide
under her large
skirt.
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Stevan Grebel first presented The
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Featuring the Alabama Youth Ballet Company and community cast
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