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The Nutcracker

(DVD - 2004)
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The Nutcracker
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The chief attraction of this 1977 adaptation is the pairing of Baryshnikov and Kirkland. In consequence, the storyline has been altered to keep Clara and the Nutcracker prince as the focus of the tale. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. A drunken male guest breaks it, and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Shy and diffident Clara longs to remain in the dream world--safe on the brink of adulthood--but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world, where adulthood and real romance await her.
Title: The nutcracker
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Jodav Productions, Inc. ; West Long Branch, NJ : Distributed by Kultur Video, [2004]
Notes: Originally produced for broadcast in the US by CBS on December 16, 1977
Contents: Overture
Introduction/Start of Act I
March of the wooden soldiers
1st doll dance
2nd doll dance
3rd doll dance
Nutcracker dance
Mice & soldiers
Snowflake's dance
Overture/Start of Act II
Spanish dance
Chinese dance
Court jester's dance
Marzipan dance
Russian dance
Flower dance
Sugar Plum Fairy dance
Finale
Summary: The chief attraction of this 1977 adaptation is the pairing of Baryshnikov and Kirkland. In consequence, the storyline has been altered to keep Clara and the Nutcracker prince as the focus of the tale. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. A drunken male guest breaks it, and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Shy and diffident Clara longs to remain in the dream world--safe on the brink of adulthood--but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world, where adulthood and real romance await her.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
Local Note: 04/12 br
ISBN: 0769729258
Branch Call Number: JU DVD 792.8 NUT
Statement of Responsibility: music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; The American Ballet Theatre-directors, Lucia Chase, Oliver Smith and Mikhail Baryshnikov production ; director, Tony Charmoli ; producer-writer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; Jodav Productions, Inc
Current Frequency: v
Organization of Materials: d
Credits: Production designer, Boris Aronson ; costume designer, Frank Thompson ; director of photography, Larry Boelens ; conductor, Kenneth Schermerhorn ; choreography for "Snowflake" waltz by Vasily Vainonen ; videotape editors, Gary Princz, Max Curtis.
Performers: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nutcracker/Prince), Gelsey Kirkland (Clara), Alexander Minz (Drosselmeyer), Gayle Young (Mr. Stahlbaum), Sallie Wilson (Mrs. Stahlbaum), Warren Conover (Fritz, Clara's brother), Gregory Osborne (Harlequin), Rebecca Wright (Doll), George De La Pena (Moor), Marcos Paredes (King of mice); featured soloists: Cynthia Harvey, Jolinda Menendez, Rodney Gustafson, Charles Maple, Eric Nesbitt, Clark Tippet, Hilda Morales, Kirk Peterson, Aurea Hammerli, Roman Jasinski, Nanette Glushak, Narie Johansson, Victor Barbee, Richard Schafer; narrator, Norman Rose.
System Details: DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1
Subject Headings: Ballets Television adaptations Children's dreams Drama Nutcrackers (Implements) Drama Ballets
Genre/Form: Television programs
Cultural television programs
Fantasy television programs
Children's television programs
Christmas television programs
Topical Term: Ballets
Children's dreams
Nutcrackers (Implements)
Ballets
Publisher No: D2925
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