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GCSE DANCE: nutcracker

STUDY
PLAY
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
Company
1st: Adventures in Motion Pictures
Now: New Adventures
First performance
August 1992
Dance style
Contemporary + balletic
Exaggerated but realistic
Choreo style
Rework of traditional ballet
Narrative
Comical
Film + Theatre influence
Dance + Music
Theme
Nutcracker story with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire
Starting point
Classical ballet + music
Victorian childhood
Structure
2 acts w/ 9 eps. (OG ver.)
Dancers
24
Accompaniment
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Accompaniment style
Classical
Orchestral
Composed in 1892 for og Ivanov ballet
Costume designer
Anthony Ward
Costume
EXTRA
cultural influences
literal references to sweets
Lighting designer
Howard Harrison
Lighting
Theatrical - atmospheric
Set
Anthony Ward
Set style
Partially realistic
'larger-than-life'
Scene 1: drab, austere orphanage
Scene 2: really colourful, people dancing on a three tier cake
Staging
Proscenium
Scenario
Matthew Bourne + Martin Duncan