12/22/18 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Dutch National Ballet- The Nutcracker And The Mouse King

Dutch National Ballet perform The Nutcracker And The Mouse King with Аnnа Тsуgаnkovа as Clara Stааlbооm and  Mаtthеw Golding as the Prince. Continue reading

12/19/18 O&A NYC 6 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Royal Ballet)

The Royal Ballet performs the Waltz of the Snowflakes in The Nutcracker, with Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara, Ricardo Cervera as the Nutcracker and Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer, accompanied by the London Oratory Junior Choir and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Koen Kessels, recorded in 2012. Continue reading

12/10/18 O&A NYC 15 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Arabian Dance From The Nutcracker- Choreographer Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev choreographed this wonderfully holiday narrative for The Royal Ballet Company at Covent Garden in 1968. Continue reading

12/9/18 O&A NYC 15 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1958) Featuring George Balanchine, Diane Adams, Allegra Kent and Arthur Mitchell

This 1958 CBS broadcast put The Nutcracker firmly on the map in the USA and made it a Christmas staple. Balanchine’s masterful story telling and genius choreography has made his version the gold standard the world over. Continue reading

12/7/18 O&A NYC 18 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – Arabian Variation

Moscow Ballet soloists Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko perform the much acclaimed Arabian Variation.

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12/6/18 O&A NYC 19 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Anna Nikulina- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ( Bolshoi Ballet 2014)

Bolshoi ballet principal dancer Anna Nikulina performs the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC 20 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, Windham, NH.  
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12/3/18 22 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker Grand Pas De Deux (1993)

Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in the Grand Pas De Deux from George Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1993). 
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12/2/18 O&A NYC 23 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Kirov Ballet – The Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy

The Kirov Ballet Theater in Nutcracker (1994) ballet featuring Viktor Baranov (Nutcracker/Prince), Larisa Lezhnina (Masha/Princess) and Piotr Russanov (Drosselmeyer/Russian Dancer).  Continue reading

12/1/18 O&A NYC 24 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers – The Nutcracker Live 2015

California Philharmonic Dancers CalPhil with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” dancers/choreographers Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “BDash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis are featured on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, op. 71 (1892). Continue reading