The first clara in willam christensens 1944 production of nutcracker was lois treadwell, an adult who was a soloist with san francisco ballet. It can be danced by the sugar plum fairy or by clara. Celebrate this christmas with the one and only moscow ballets great russian nutcracker. If youre off to see graeme murphys moving reimagaination of the nutcracker, nows the time to get acquainted with the story, which follows a ballerina, clara, through the glamour and romance, tragedy and travels of her life. First off, i would like to say congratulations to you on landing the part of clara in the nutcracker. The nutcracker is an 1892 twoact ballet originally choreographed by marius petipa and lev. One by one the members of the court present clara and the. As a child, i never got a chance to perform in the nutcracker.
See more ideas about dance photography, ballet dancers and ballet dance. Its score was composed by pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky and the performance choreographed by marius petipa and lev ivanov, three of russias greatest artists of their era. You can hear every gorgeous nuance of the performance with a tangible sense of closeness, from the lush strings and crisp tambourine on the jaunty russian dance to the. Beginner sugar plum fairy variation broche ballet ballet school.
Every december, festival ballet theatre produces a. Performed by davielle boon as clara, john ledley as fritz. Unable to sleep, clara tiptoes downstairs to check on her beloved nutcracker doll. Clara, determined to help her nutcracker, strikes the mouse king with her. Hoffmanns tale, the nutcracker and the mouse king 1816. Complete your pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky, mariss jansons, the london philharmonic orchestra collection. Meet clara in the nutcracker ballet festival ballet. As a young dancer, performing the role of clara was one of those times that i remember the most vividly and had the most fun dancing on stage. The ballet was inspired by the nutcracker and the mouse king, published in 1815 by the german author e. Christian variation of the nutcracker to be performed in.
Clara was a top 10 name in the 1880s, at one time associated with the silent screen it girl, clara bow, and before that with german musician and composer clara schumann and red cross founder clara barton, who was born clarissa. One of my roles in this years nutcracker is the russian variation, which involves a lot of fun jumps and turns. Image 1 justine summers and robert curran in graeme murphys nutcracker the story of clara. Russian choreographer alexander gorsky, who staged a production of the nutcracker in moscow in 1919, is credited with the idea of combining clara and the sugar plum fairys roles i. The evolving role of clara in 75 years of nutcracker sf. Boston ballets nutcracker keeps the faith the boston. Retired ksa fabriche clara from the nutcracker ballet, new. End of the act the end of the act concludes when claras dream fades away as the people of the land of sweets bid her farewell. Clara loves the nutcracker but fritz is jealous and snatches the nutcracker from clara and breaks it. There are many different choreographies, but in many of them especially the famous balanchine the most prestigious role is that of the sugar plum fairy. Featuring brand new overthetop production and world class russian artists.
Which is the most demanding role in the nutcracker ballet. If you have a particular child or organization to which you would like us to sponsor a child from, this can be arranged. The story of the nutcracker ballet scene descriptions. Now we all know the story of the nutcracker, but i want you to find the book if you dont already. This is a clip from the nutcracker, produced by north atlanta dance theatre. Clara calls drosselmeyer, who summons the toy soldiers, but the mouse king and his army are too strong for them. The children, clara and fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too. Shop for the perfect clara and nutcracker gift from our wide selection of designs, or create your own personalized gifts. What its like to be clara in the nutcracker ballet. Clara begs to have one of the dolls for her very own, but drosselmeyer denies her request. Instead, he presents her with a wooden nutcracker soldier.
The nutcracker ballet provides the history of the nutcracker ballet, nutcracker music, nutcrakcer links, nutcracker movies and information on nutcracker ballet performances in your area. New nutcracker variation explores india omaha november 11, 2019 classical dance of india will make its debut in american midwest ballets holiday favorite, the nutcracker. How three balletloving brothers created a holiday tradition every december, the nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the united states. Clara is beloved for her leading role in the nutcracker ballet and as heidis invalid friend. The nutcracker site provides a central location for nutcracker ballet information. Dancing the role of clara in the nutcracker ballet is a goal for many young ballerinas. Nutcracker performance listings are provided by state and city and by the company performing the nutcracker ballet. Images 2 and 3 leanne stojmenov and marc cassidy in graeme murphys nutcracker the.
Don quixote act 1 kitri variation at ylc ibc duration. For the first time, midwest audiences along with clara and her nutcracker prince will be. Attached looped gold braided nylon hanging cord measures approximately 3 inches long. No words to describe a dream find images and videos about girl, dance and ballet on we heart it the app to get lost in what you love. The nutcracker dancers stories american midwest ballet. The nutcrackerprince variation nikolai tsiskaridze by videoballet. All the solos and variations he devised for the first act, would be of little interest to the.
Eleonora sevenard talks about the nutcracker ballet by bolshoi theatre. Drosselmeyer takes clara and the nutcracker prince to the magical kingdom of sweets where they are greeted by the sugarplum fairy and members of her court. She danced on pointe as clara and performed in the mirliton variation in act 2. Miko fogarty, 12, clara from the nutcracker youtube. For all the variations in the story, setting and characters, theres really no. This years 41 performances afford corps members a chance to shine and to audition for roles down the line. Choreographer george balanchines production of tchaikovskys ballet the nutcracker has become the most famous stage production of the ballet performed in the u. Drosselmeyer transforms the wooden nutcracker doll into a lifelike soldier.
Christian variation of the nutcracker to be performed in new lenox dec. Nutcracker is very common in ballet schools, and the roles can be seen as a progression fr. In the classic holiday story, clara is a young girl who receives a. It features clara dancing with the new nutcracker given to her by. Mikhail baryshnikovs production is the most famous television version, although it too originated onstage. The first part many young dancers dream of playing onstage is the role of clara in the nutcracker ballet. The nutcracker then leads the soldiers into battle. The story of the nutcracker revolves around clara stauhlbaum, a young girl who falls asleep after a christmas party and dreams of a battle royale, a lifesize nutcracker, and a magical candy. Boston ballet keeps its nutcracker in tune the boston.
Clara and her nutcracker prince venture into the snowy night, lead by the snow queen, to begin their magnificent adventure. Graeme murphys nutcracker does far more than tell the story of clara, celebrating the backstory of vision, passion and talent that formed the bedrock for our modern, 55yearsyoung company the australian ballet first staged some twentyfive years ago, nutcracker the story of clara now has a sentimental history of its own, over and above the vibrant history of ballet that plays out in. The dances in the land of the sweets are usually standard in performances of the nutcracker, but are not always performed in this order. The nutcracker standard version by pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky, sir simon rattle, berliner philharmoniker. My neverreached childhood be clara in the nutcracker. Santa clara pottery, nutcracker ornament, retired trollbeads, nutcracker barbie dolls 1973now, from the vault, squirrel nutcracker, clara bow photo, mickey mouse nutcracker, mouse king nutcracker, tales from the crypt box set. How young ballerinas become clara in the nutcracker. Company artist, oregon ballet theatre burton center in obts george balanchines the nutcracker. Dance of the sugar plum fairy from the nutcracker the royal ballet duration.
In the classic holiday story, clara is the young girl who receives a nutcracker as a gift and later falls asleep and dreams about a prince. One visit to the nutcracker ballet may have such an impact on a child, providing a new visiondream into their precious lives. In fact, i dont even think i saw the a production of the nutcracker until i was about 15 or 16 years old. Uncle drosselmeyer bandages the nutcracker and clara puts him to bed for the night. The nutcracker join clara on her christmas eve adventure as she steps into a world of toy soldiers and beautiful fairies. Editors notes having all of tchaikovskys immortal suite the nutcracker available on a single release is one thing, but this particular reading is something else entirely. Sugar plum fairy i love that in george balanchines the nutcracker, the sugar plum fairy does her variation at the beginning of act ii surrounded by the angels sharing the stage with young students reminds me that every audience is.822 651 887 1422 874 49 559 1338 557 1240 1062 1083 783 794 964 310 9 521 1132 454 962 201 658 1087 994 389 1104 9 130