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Title The Nutcracker Story / Director: Kinmonth, Margy
Published Australia : ABC, 2007
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Summary The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's enduring ballet so popular with children and ballet companies the world over.First performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg on December 18, 1892, the Nutcracker ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Nutcracker was originally one of Hoffman's dark, moralistic fairytales. Subsequently, French author Alexander Dumas adapted the story long before Tchaikovsky created the music for the famous ballet - still one of Russia's most famous exports.The Nutcracker Story travels to Russia and explores Tchaikovsky's roots at the Mariinsky Theatre, features rare archival footage of Nutcracker both in Russia and the West, plus interviews with acclaimed director Ken Russell and Russian director Andrei Konchalovksy.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Editor and Executive Producer for ITV Productions Ltd: Melvyn Bragg; Executive Producer: Maureen Murray; Produced and directed by Margy Kinmonth
Event Broadcast 2009-12-20 at 17:15:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Dance -- Production and direction.
Fairy tales.
Nutcracker (Choreographic work)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
Form Streaming video
Author Kinmonth, Margy, director