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Title The nutcracker [videorecording] / music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; The American Ballet Theatre-directors, Lucia Chase, Oliver Smith and Mikhail Baryshnikov production ; director, Tony Charmoli ; producer-writer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; Jodav Productions, Inc.

Imprint [New York, NY] : Jodav Productions, Inc. ; West Long Branch, NJ : Distributed by Kultur Video, [2004]


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 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD The Nutcracker    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Baryshnikov collection
System Details DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Cast Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nutcracker/Prince), Gelsey Kirkland (Clara), Alexander Minz (Drosselmeyer), Gayle Young (Mr. Stahlbaum), Sallie Wilson (Mrs. Stahlbaum), Warren Conover (Fritz, Clara's brother), Gregory Osborne (Harlequin), Rebecca Wright (Doll), George De La Pena (Moor), Marcos Paredes (King of mice); featured soloists: Cynthia Harvey, Jolinda Menendez, Rodney Gustafson, Charles Maple, Eric Nesbitt, Clark Tippet, Hilda Morales, Kirk Peterson, Aurea Hammerli, Roman Jasinski, Nanette Glushak, Narie Johansson, Victor Barbee, Richard Schafer; narrator, Norman Rose.
Credits Production designer, Boris Aronson ; costume designer, Frank Thompson ; director of photography, Larry Boelens ; conductor, Kenneth Schermerhorn ; choreography for "Snowflake" waltz by Vasily Vainonen ; videotape editors, Gary Princz, Max Curtis.
Note Originally produced for broadcast in the US by CBS on December 16, 1977.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The chief attraction of this 1977 adaptation is the pairing of Baryshnikov and Kirkland. In consequence, the storyline has been altered to keep Clara and the Nutcracker prince as the focus of the tale. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. A drunken male guest breaks it, and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Shy and diffident Clara longs to remain in the dream world--safe on the brink of adulthood--but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world, where adulthood and real romance await her.
Contents Overture -- Introduction/Start of Act I -- March of the wooden soldiers -- 1st doll dance -- 2nd doll dance -- 3rd doll dance -- Nutcracker dance -- Mice & soldiers -- Snowflake's dance -- Overture/Start of Act II -- Spanish dance -- Chinese dance -- Court jester's dance -- Marzipan dance -- Russian dance -- Flower dance -- Sugar Plum Fairy dance -- Finale.
Source Ama 09.2015 PARS
Subject Ballets. (KSal)158730
Nutcrackers (Implements) -- Drama. (KSal)458658
Children's dreams -- Drama. (KSal)515531
Ballets -- Television adaptations. (KSal)515529
Genre/Form Christmas television programs. (KSal)197597
Children's television programs. (KSal)181908
Fantasy television programs. (KSal)182022
Cultural television programs. (KSal)317525
Television musicals. (KSal)197599
Television programs. (KSal)181391
Added Author Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Shchelkunchik. (KSal)119246
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986. Producer. (KSal)515523
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994. Producer. (KSal)515528
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- Choreographer. Dancer. Producer. (KSal)107118
Brandt, Yanna. Screenwriter. Producer. (KSal)10316
Kirkland, Gelsey. Dancer. (KSal)143287
Minz, Alexander. Dancer. (KSal)15496
Young, Gayle. Dancer. (KSal)515530
Wilson, Sallie. Dancer. (KSal)515527
Conover, Warren. Dancer. (KSal)515521
Osborne, Gregory. Dancer. (KSal)515524
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006. Dancer. (KSal)515519
De la Pena, George. Dancer. (KSal)479376
Paredes, Marcos. Dancer. (KSal)515526
Rose, Norman, 1917-2004. Narrator. (KSal)192595
Charmoli, Tony. Director. (KSal)146281
American Ballet Theatre. (KSal)101455
Jodav Productions. (KSal)515525
Kultur Video. (KSal)515520
Added Title Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Baryshnikov) (KSal)515522
ISBN 0769729258
Standard No. 032031292598
Music No. D2925 Kultur

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