NUTCRACKER, the

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Genres:

  • Dance

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Ballet

Decade:

  • 2000s

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Title: NUTCRACKER, the

Reference number: 12333

Date: 2003c

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 99.36 mins

Description: A recording of Ashley Page's The Nutcracker, performed by Scottish Ballet at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2003. This recording features close up shots of the dancers.

After a sumptuous Christmas Party, little Clara falls asleep and dreams that she helps the Nutcracker Prince to defeat an army of giant mice. She is rewarded by a visit to the Land of Snow and the Realm of the Sugar-Plum Fairy. (Scottish Theatre Archive reference: STA SB 12/25a) Set against the backdrop of 1920s Germany, Page returns to the ballet's narrative source, E T A Hoffmann's Der Nussknacker und der Mausekonig.

See also refs. 10915,10916, 12314, 12315

The Scottish Theatre Archive holds material relating to this collection, including:
Performance leaflet for the Scottish Ballet Production of The Nutcracker at Eden Court, Inverness. 2003. Call number: STA SB 710/44
The Nutcracker. Scottish Ballet. 2003-2004. Programme. Call number: STA SB 710/43

Please note this is a copy of the raw capture of the original analogue video for preservation and as such may display defects such as dropout, washed out colour and sound fluctuation.

Credits: Choreographer: Ashley Page
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Designer: Antony McDonald
Lighting: Peter Mumford

Shotlist: Act One (00.46-49.52)
Prologue
Scene 1 (The House in the Forest)
Scene 2 (The Party, The Little Play)
Scene 3 (Midnight)

Act Two (50.12-1.36.24)
Scene 1 (The Journey):
Scene 2 (Another Party)
Epilogue

Curtain call: 1.36.36-1.39.46