GCSE Dance Written Exam

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Who is the choreographer of Nutcracker?
Matthew Bourne
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What company is Nutcracker from?
First performed by Adventures in Motion Pictures, now performed by New Adventures
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When was the first performance of Nutcracker?
August 1992
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What is the dance style of Nutcracker?
Contemporary and balletic. Exaggerated but realistic use of gestures.
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What is the choreographic style of Nutcracker?
A reworking of a traditional ballet. Narrative and comic. Influenced by film and theatre. Close relationship between dance and music.
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What is the theme of Nutcracker?
The Nutcracker story retold with references to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire.
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What is the starting point of Nutcracker?
The classical ballet and the music. Images of Victorian childhood
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What is the structure of Nutcracker?
Two acts with nine episodes (original version)
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How many dancers are in Nutcracker?
24
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What is the accompaniment of Nutcracker?
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Classical, orchestral. Composed in 1892 for the original Ivanov ballet.
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Who is the costume designer of Nutcracker?
Anthony Ward Colourful and ‘over the top’ to show characters. Cultural influences and literal references to sweets.
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Who is the lighting designer of Nutcracker?
Howard Harrison Theatrical, helps to create atmosphere
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Who is the set designer of Nutcracker?
Anthony Ward 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 and Scene 2, entered through a large mouth, represents Sweetieland – complet
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Who is the staging of Nutcracker by?
Proscenium
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Who is the scenario of Nutcracker by?
Matthew Bourne and Martin Duncan
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