Nutcracker (improved version)

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Who Choreographed the Nutcracker?
Matthew Bourne
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Name two dance styles used...
Contemporary and ballet
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What was the choreographic style?
Traditional Ballet
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What was it influenced by?
Film and theatre
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Name four theme references...
adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire
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What was the structure?
Two acts, nine episodes
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Who produced the music?
Tchaikovsky
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What was the music like?
Classical and orchestral
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When was it first performed?
August 1992
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How many dancers were there?
Twenty Four
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Who designed the costumes?
Anthony Ward
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What were the costumes like?
Colourful and over the top
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What references did the costumes have to?
Sweets
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Who produced the lighting?
Howard Harrison
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What was the lighting like?
Theatrical
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What did the lighting help to create?
Atmosphere
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Who designed the set?
Anthony Ward
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What was the set like?
Larger than life.
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What was the set like in scene one?
dark orphanage, iron beds
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What was the set like during the interval?
Frozen Lake
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What was the set like during scene two?
A large mouth, sweetie land, three-tier wedding cake
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Who was the main character?
Clara
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What was Clara?
An orphan
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Who was the Nutcracker?
An orphan who was adored by clara
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What two places were seen as a dream world?
Frozen lake and sweetie land
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What were the spanish portrayed as?
Liquorice Allsorts
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What were the arabian portrayed as?
knickerbocker glory
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What were the Chinese portrayed as?
Marshmallows
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What were the Russian portrayed as?
Gobstoppers
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List four themes..
First love, growing up, adventure and dreams
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