As a gift to its audiences this Christmas, English National Ballet will make a recorded performance of Nutcracker Delights available to watch for free on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, from 2pm Thursday 24 December, for 30 days.
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As London moved into Tier 4 COVID-19 restrictions with the subsequent cancellation of all scheduled performances of Nutcracker Delights, the Company decided to film and share a recording of this specially-adapted production with its audience as a thank you at the close of its 70th Anniversary year. Nutcracker Delights was filmed on 18 and 19 December at the London Coliseum by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.
Jung ah Choi
Miguel Angel Maidana
Rhys Antoni Yeomans
Van Le Ngoc
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Illustrator: Ain Vares
Creative Director: Villu Vares
Producer: Jonathan Horne
Animation: William Brown, Jason Folwer, Gui Jorge, Villu Vares
Narrated by Simon Callow
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Nutcracker Delights is a special adaptation for 2020: it comprises a sparkling selection of divertissements from Eagling’s festive favourite, all set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score, in a new orchestration by Gavin Sutherland.
The performance runs for 75 minutes and will include the following scenes:
- Introduction to the story — animated film
- Nutcracker doll and Clara pas de deux
- Hot air balloon adventure
- Nutcracker, Clara and Drosselmeyer pas de trois
- Spanish dance
- Russian dance
- Chinese dance
- Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince pas de deux