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The Nutcracker (1989)

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Natalya Arkhipova ...
Marina Lazareva ...
Ilse Liepa ...
Mrs. Stahlbaum (as Ilze Liepa)
Irek Mukhamedov ...
Larisa Okothnikova ...
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Mikhail Sharkov ...
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There are no children in this production. All of the children (boys as well as girls) are played by women. See more »

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During most of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince's slow dance in Act I, she is wearing one type of nightgown, but when the camera cuts to a closeup of her, she is wearing an entirely different one. Then, as they approach the Land of the Snowflakes, she is wearing the first type of dress again. See more »

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Version of Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker (2000) See more »

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My favourite Christmas story, set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful score, is the source of a timeless and charming ballet production.
8 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was just beautiful in every aspect. The main merit is the phenomenal ballet score by Tchaikovsky,(all three ballets are just timeless, and I never tire of them) and I will say that I love the story by ETA Hoffmann, it is just a magical story and perfect for a Christmas tradition. There is also some fantastic choreography, especially seen in the Pax De Deux, and the scenery is dazzling. The dancing was superb; I was most impressed with the ballerina Natalya Arkhipova, a beautiful woman of wonderfully flexible technique. Everyone else was excellent as well, the Prince was handsome, the Mouse King was scary and Droselmeyer is certainly mysterious enough. All in all, a dazzling and perfectly charming production, with a wonderful performance from the ballerina, and choreography to die for. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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