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GCSE Dance Nutcracker Fact File

STUDY
PLAY
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
Company
Adventures in Motion Pictures
Date First Performed
August 1992
Accompaniment
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Classical, orchestral. Composed 1982
Costume
Anthony Ward
Colourful/over the top shows the characters
Cultural influences and literal references to sweets
Lighting
Howard Harrison
Theatrical helps create the atmosphere
Set
Anthony Ward
Partly realistic but larger than life/cartoon-like
Austere, drab orphanage
Frozen Lake
Sweetieland with massive wedding cake
Staging
Proscenium
Scenario
Matthew Bourne & Martin Duncan
Dancers
24
Dance Style
Contemporary with balletic movements
Exaggerated but realistic gestures used
Choreographic Style
Reworking of traditional ballet
Narrative and comic influenced by film and theatre
Close relationship between dance and music
Theme
Nutcracker retold with adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire
Starting Point
Classical ballet and music + Victorian Childhood
Structure/Sections
2 acts with 9 episodes
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