1/12/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Art Of The Pas de Deux (Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Nicol Edmonds – The Royal Ballet

Pas de deux (dances for two) lie at the heart of many ballets. They can be great technical showpieces, but they can also be dramatically emotional – and, of course, are often both at the same time. First Soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Soloist Nicol Edmonds of The Royal Ballet discuss their experience of dancing together in The Nutcracker’s Grand Pas de deux. 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

12/25/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Nutcracker- New York City Ballet (1993)

The Nutcracker, also known as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, is a 1993 American Christmas musical film based on Peter Martin’s stage production and directed by Emile Ardolino.  The film stars Darci Kistler, Damain Woetzel, Kyra Nichols, Bart Robinson Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Jessica Lynn Cohen, Wendy Whelan, Margaret Tracey, Gen Horiuchi, Tom Gold and the New York City Ballet.  Continue reading

12/12/17 O&A NYC 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Royal Opera Ballet- Coffee (Arabian Dance)

Royal Opera Ballet’s The Nutcracker features a sensual Coffee (Arabian Dance) a pas de quatre. Continue reading

12/19/16 O&A NYC DANCE- 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Russian Dance- San Francisco Ballet

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Since Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker almost 125 years ago, it’s become a worldwide sensation.  Continue reading

12/15/16 O&A NYC DANCE 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers (Live 2015)

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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

12/9/16 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland- Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux

Shall We Dance

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During the 1977 Christmas season, CBS brought Mikhail Baryshnikov’s highly acclaimed American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker to television. The production has remains the most popular and most often shown television production of the work in the U.S.  Mikhail Baryshnikov performed the title role, with Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
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12/18/15 O&A Shall We Dance: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland- Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux

Shall We Dance

nutcracker-baryshnikov

During the 1977 Christmas season, CBS brought Mikhail Baryshnikov’s highly acclaimed American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker to television. The production has remains the most popular and most often shown television production of the work in the U.S.  Mikhail Baryshnikov performed the title role, with Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
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