Professional Works Fact File - Nutcracker!

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Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
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Company
Adventures in Motion Pictures
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Date
August 1992
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Accompaniment
Pyotr Tchaikovsky; Classical, Orchestral. Composed in 1892 for the original Ivanov ballet.
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Costume
Anthony Ward; Colourful and 'OTT' to show characters. Cultural influences and literal ref. to sweets.
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Lighting
Howard Harrison; Theatrical, creates atmosphere
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Set
Anthony Ward; Partly realistic, larger than life; almost cartoon-like. Scene 1; Austere drab orphanage;iron beds. Interval;Frozen lake. Scene 2;Entered through large mouth, Sweetieland;three tier wedding cake
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Staging
Proscenium
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Scenario
Matthew Bourne & Martin Duncan
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Dancers
24
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Style
Contemporary and balletic; Exaggerated but realistic use of gestures
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Theme
The Nutcracker story retold with ref. to adolescence, escapism, fantasy and satire.
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Starting point/Inspiration
Classical ballet & the music. Victorian childhood.
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Structure/Sections
Two acts; nine episodes
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