Nutcracker by Balanchine, music by Tchaikovsky

Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Adam Hendrickson... – The New York City Ballet

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Thomas A. Lemanski — Stage director
Karinska — Costume director
Mark Stanley — Lighting
Rouben Ter-Arutunian — Stage sets
Megan Fairchild — The Sugarplum Fairy
Joaquin De Luz — Herr Cavalier
Adam Hendrickson — Herr Drosselmeier
Colby Clark — Herr Drosselmeier's Nephew
Ask LaCour — Dr. Stahlbaum
Gwyneth Muller — Frau Stahlbaum
Fiona Brennan — Marie/The Little Princess
Maximillian Brooking Landegger — Fritz
Ashley Bouder — Dewdrop Fairy
Teresa Reichlen — Coffee
Daniel Ulbricht — Candy Cane
Tiler Peck — Marzipan Shepherdess
Antonio Carmena — Tea

Program notes

The legendary artistic director and choreographer of the New York City Ballet George Balanchine first plied his considerable talents to Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet The Nutcracker in 1954, creating a new staging based on Alexandre Dumas’s version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King notable in particular for incorporating more child dancers than ever before. The staging has since become the most revived and imitated version of the ballet in the United States, and in December 2011 filmmaker Alan Skog filmed the New York City Ballet’s annual revival of Balanchine’s 1954 version. Honored with an Emmy Award nomination in 2012, Skog’s film captures a truly compelling performance of Balanchine’s classic choreography, with music director Fayçal Karoui leading the New York City Ballet Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s timelessly enchanting score.

Photo: © Paul Kolnik

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Directed by:
Alan Skog
Venue: Lincoln Center (New York City, USA)
Production date: 2011
Duration: 1 h 39 min
Production: © Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Resolution: Full HD