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Flashcards in Nutcracker! Deck (15):
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Choreographer

Matthew Bourne

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Company

1st performed by adventures in motion pictures, now performed by new adventures

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first performance

august 1992

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dance style

contemporary and balletic. (exaggerated but realistic use of gestures)

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choreographic style

a reworking of a traditional ballet.

narrative and comic

influenced by film and theatre

close relationship between dance and music

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Theme

the nutcracker story retold with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire

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starting point

the classical ballet and the music

images of victorian childhood

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structure

2 acts 9 episodes

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dancers

24

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accompaniment

Tchaikovsky

classical, orchestral

composed in 1892 for original ivanov ballet

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costume

anthony ward

colourful and over the top to show characters
cultural influences
literal references to sweets

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lighting

howard harrison

theatrical
helps to create atmosphere

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set

anthony ward

partly realistic but larger than life and almost cartoon like

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staging

proscenium

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scenario

matthew bourne and martin duncan