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Updated: 12/29/2013 08:00:02AM

Dancers bring ‘Nutcracker’ to life

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Clara dances with the Prince across the stage during the Rudolf Nureyev Ballet State Theatre's production of the "Nutcracker."

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One of the many beautiful scenes from the ballet was part of Clara's dream during a snowflake storm.

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One of the harlequin dolls is carried off by dancers from the troupe.

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The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presented Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet Friday evening at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, choreographed by Y. Grigorovich.

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After the nutcracker comes to life as the Prince, he shows his glee by leaping into the air.

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Clara takes a liking to the nutcracker during a performance Friday evening at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.

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Clara holds her hands to her face in fear that the nutcracker has broken.

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Clara dances around the toy nutcracker on the stage of the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.

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The children watch as one of the harlequin dolls comes to life and dances across the stage.

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Drosselmeyer holds the wooden nutcracker in his arms with Clara dancing around him.

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Clara, performed by one of the dancers from the Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre, curtsies during the "Nutcracker."

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The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presented Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet Friday evening at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, choreographed by Y. Grigorovich.

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