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Who is the choreographer? The Nutcracker!

Matthew Bourne

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Which company performs it? The Nutcracker!

1st performance was by 'Adventures in motion pictures'

Now performed by 'New Adventures'

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When was the first performance?The Nutcracker!

August 1992

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What is the dance style? The Nutcracker!

Contemporary and balletic. Exaggerated but realistic use of gestures

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What is the choreographic style? The Nutcracker!

A reworking of traditional ballet.
Narrative and comic.
Influences by film and theater
Close relationship between dance and music

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What is the theme? The Nutcracker!

The nutcracker story related with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire

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What was the starting point? The Nutcracker!

The classical ballet and the music.
Images of Victorian childhood

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What is the structure? The Nutcracker!

2 acts with 9 episodes

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How many dancers are in it? The Nutcracker!

24

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Who is the music by? The Nutcracker!

Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky

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What is the type of accompaniment? The Nutcracker!

Classical, orchestral. Composed in 1892 for the original

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Who designed the costumes? The Nutcracker!

Anthony ward

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What are the costumes like?The Nutcracker!

Colourful and over the top to show characters.
Cultural influences and literal references to sweets.

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Who designed the lighting? The Nutcracker!

Howard Harrison

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What is the lighting like? The Nutcracker!

Theatrical, helps to create atmosphere

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Who designed the set? The Nutcracker!

Anthony ward

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What is the set like? The Nutcracker!

Partly realistic but larger than life and almost cartoon-like.
Scene 1 is an austere, drab orphanage with iron beds.
There is an interval scene on a frozen lake.
Scene 2, entered through a large mouth, representing sweetie land- complete with a massive three- tier wedding cake

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Who did the staging? The Nutcracker!

Proscenium

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Who created the scenario? The Nutcracker!

Matthew Bourne and Martin Duncan