Dance table of Nutcracker and Ghost Dances

This is a comparision of the set design, costumes, lighting, climaxes, accompaniment and more. Also the names of the designers and key people are included.

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Ghost Dance- Nutcracker-
CHRISTOPHER BRUCE MATTHEW BOURNE
CHRISTOPHER BRUCE ANTHONY WARD
Plain Act 1=
Semi-transparent Dull, Monotone, abstract
Black floor Oversized windows
Set Rock= creates texture and levels Cracked middle centre
One entrance and one exit Black and white checked floor
Claustrophobic feel Act2=
Mountains and water backdrop Cartoonish
Hope and diversity at the end Oversized abstract
Vibrant and fun
Clear
Partly realistic
NICK CHELTON HOWARD HARRISON
Dark at the beginning Act 1=
Green lights = decay Dark, dull, white, gloomy, stark
Lighting Sidelights= highlights the body of and cynical
the ghosts Act 2=
Spotlight= Sprit moving away Pink, blue, yellow, bright white,
Blue light= creepy vibrant, strong colours
Black checked floor= turns pink
from lighting In sweetie land
BELINDA SCARLET ANTHONY WARD
Ghost- Rags and body paints, all the Tell the narrative
same= in death everyone if the Colourful and over the top
same/ uniform Cultural references
Lama man- Section4- white shirt = Literal references to sweets
Costumes distress Act 1= Matron= shows authority
Characters= gender specific, show with tall hat and broad shoulders
social hierarchy and different to make her taller than the
backgrounds orphans
Act 2= Marshmallow girls= Girly,
ditzy, young, vain, pink, poses,
running steps, fluffy costume like
a marshmallow
INTI- ILLAMANI TCHAIKOVSKY
Direct correlation to dance Rhythmic
Repetitive Driven and direct
Accompaniment South American Folk music= Classical
suggests location Orchestral
Silence= creates tension
Drips of water at the beginning=
eerie atmosphere
Same tempo: 4,4
Music builds up at the end= episodic
and cynical

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Music Classical ballet
Inspiration Culture Music
South American Rituals Images of Victorian childhood
Theme Political Oppression in Chile Story retold with reference to
fantasy
Senario Matthew Bourne and Martin
Duncan
Contemporary= Parallel and use of Narrative
torso Comic= Marshmallow girls
Dance style Folk Relationship between music and
Balletic dance
Contemporary and balletic
Exaggerated and realistic use of
gestures
Climax The villagers are held up and there End of act 1 when Cara and the
is a pause for the climax as the Nutcracker do a…read more

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