GCSE Dance - Nutcracker
First performed by
Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP)
Colourful and 'over the top' to show characters.
Cultural influences and literal references to sweet.
Type of lighting
Theatrical, helps to create atmosphere.
Type of set
Partly realistic but larger than life and cartoon like.
Scene 1 - drab orphanage with iron beds.
Scene 2 - frozen lake and large mouth to enter sweetie land. Three tier wedding cake.
Contemporary and balletic.
Exaggerated and but realistic use of gestures.
Reworking of the original ballet.
Narrative and comic influences.
Close relationship between dance and music.
The nutcracker story retold with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire.
Classical ballet and the music.
2 acts with 9 episodes
The nutcracker doll
Presents under the tree
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