“Chinese Dance”


Excerpts from ballet “Nutcracker”

Level : 1 – novice

practice instructions PDF
music sheet PDF
“soloist plus orchestra” demo MP3
“minus soloist” play-along mp3
Synthesia video tutorial

Length: 1min 05sec

Format: downloadable

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One of Tchaikovsky’s most enduring legacies are his ballets, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake” and of course “Nutcracker”. Ballet is a theatrical performance which tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is a Christmas story in which young Marie Stahlbaum’s favorite toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, becomes a Prince and whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. “Chinese Dance” is a part of a large scene in the ballet, where Marie and Prince travel to the Land of Sweets. A celebration of desserts from around the world is produced, and “Chinese Dance” is depicting the tea from China.

HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!