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Title Footnotes : the Classics of Ballet. The Nutcracker / with Frank Augustyn
Published Ottawa, ON : Sound Venture, 1995


Description 1 online resource (27 min.)
Series Dance in video, volume 2
Summary This episode of Footnotes: The Classics of Ballet is about the Nutcracker. Dancer Frank Augustyn and others begin by examining some reasons why dancers dislike The nutcracker: its weak scenario, lack of dramatic characterization, ubiquitousness at Christmastime, and the sense that it shares in the modern-day commercialization of Christmas. They argue the pros and cons of new versions of the ballet, many of which attempt to give psychological relevance to the story. They conclude by acknowledging the ballet's perennial appeal, much of which derives from Tchaikovsky's score and the powerful response it creates in the dancer. Excerpts from a performance of Yuri Grigorovich's version of the ballet illustrate the discussion
Notes In English
In Footnotes: The Classics of Ballet: The Nutcracker
SUBJECT Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich, after Ivanov)
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Grigorovich, after Ivanov) fast (OCoLC)fst01385512
Subject Ballet.
Dance -- History
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Dowell, Anthony.
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007.
Hart, Evelyn, 1956-
Kain, Karen.
Tennant, Veronica.
Augustyn, Frank.
Bregman, Neil.
Diorio, Derek.
Sound Venture Productions (Firm)