Ballet

Nutcracker Sweeties by David Bintley, music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn after Tchaikovsky

Birmingham Royal Ballet

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Cast

David Bintley — Choreographer
Peter J. Davison — Set designer
Jasper Conran — Costume designer
Peter Mumford — Lighting designer
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra
Paul Murphy — Conductor

Program notes

Nutcracker Sweeties is Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s big band take on the Tchaikovsky classic—The Nutcracker as you've never seen or heard it before! It portrays Broadway and America in the 1940s: full of humor, irony, commentary, swing, and blues. The cast, dressed in an array of glamorous Jasper Conran costumes, includes pom-pom girls, drum majorettes, sailors, GIs and Candy Kane. David Bintley’s choreography is a catwalk of jazz styles. With its eye-catching clothes and flashing neon sets, Nutcracker Sweeties is imaginative, funny and visually irresistible.

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Directed by:
Peter Mumford
Production date: 1997
Duration: 35 min
Production: © NVC Arts
Resolution: Full HD

Available until

Friday, May 31, 2024