Ovation TV’s Battle of the Nutcrackers has become part of our holiday traditions, is it part of yours? Watch a new Nut every Sunday from Thanksgiving till Christmas and vote for your favorite on Facebook for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Watch and compare Sugar Plum video clips from each of the competing performances, right here on DA!
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of The Nutcracker in one of America’s largest ballet companies? From 7000 lbs of hand-torn snow to tangled flying cooks, take a peek, as we talk with Production Director, Tom Boyd and Wardrobe Manager, Laura Lynch.
I know it’s Halloween weekend but with so much to do, it can’t hurt to think ahead to the holidays. If you need music, choreography, or class activities, we’ve got you covered. The ghosts of Christmases Past and Present can even point you to some gift ideas for dancers and dance teachers!
Introduce students to narration, divertissement, characters, and themes by exploring The Nutcracker through creative movement. Stacey Pepper Schwartz breaks down the ballet in a way that young dancers can understand, providing an enriching experience that will enhance dance appreciation.
Abi Monroe was asked to be the featured artist in a Winter/Christmas magazine issue this year. “Since I didn’t have a Christmas themed doll, I decided I would make the Nutcracker Ballerina, since it’s one of my favorite Christmas time stories, and of course, ballets.”
You may think you’ve heard every version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite available. The holiday classic has been covered many times. You won’t find any dog barking in this collection but I’m sure you’ll find something new to add a bit of sugarplum, spice, or humor to your classes or parties this holiday season.