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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2020-2021: The Nutcracker

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2020-2021 academic year.

About This Exhibit

The Nutcracker is one of Peter Tchaikovsky's most celebrated works.  This ballet is a beloved holiday tradition for performers and patrons worldwide, including UIUC's Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Unfortunately, this year's performance has been suspended to to the coronavirus pandemic.

This exhibit provides a virtual experience in place of the live production.  Audio and video performances from this classic ballet are included, as well as links to other works by Peter Tchaikovsky and Nutcracker choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Selected Items

Online items are available for immediate access. Physical items can be requested through the library catalog for pick-up.