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GCSE dance: Nutcracker

STUDY
PLAY
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
Company
Adventures in Motion Pictures
New Adventures
First Performance
August 1992
Dance Style
Contemporary and balletic. Exaggerated but realistic use of gestures
Choreographic style
Reworking of traditional ballet. Narrative and comic. Influenced by film and theatre. Close relationship between music and dance
Theme
Nutcracker story retold with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire
Starting point
Classical ballet and music. Victorian childhood
Structure
Two acts with 9 episodes
Dancers
24
Accompaniment
Tchaikovsky - classical, orchestral, composed in 1892 for original Ivanov ballet
Costume
Anthony Ward
Lighting
Howard Harrison
Set
Anthony Ward
Staging
Proscenium
Scenario
Matthew Bourne and Martin Duncan
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