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Getting to the Nutcracker (2014)

Every Christmas season, The Nutcracker Ballet is performed in cities all over the world. What does it really take to produce this ballet each year? Our documentary film, Getting to The ... See full summary »

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Every Christmas season, The Nutcracker Ballet is performed in cities all over the world. What does it really take to produce this ballet each year? Our documentary film, Getting to The Nutcracker, takes you inside the Herculean effort involved in gathering the resources, assembling the volunteers, casting the dancers, rehearsing and staging the performances of this classic ballet. Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, led by the former Kirov star, takes you behind the curtain from auditions, the rigorous hours of rehearsals, the joy of landing a principal role to the pain of losing one. The dancers (boys and girls ages 3-18) are profiled; passionate people who, with their families, make incredible sacrifices of time and money just so that they may dance. Written by Anonymous

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Educational Insight
21 September 2015 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Hard to imagine how difficult it is to organize so many young dancers for this seemingly straightforward performance. Great introspective of the many personalities, disappointments, and elation for the final show. All the costumes, makeup, and practice transform this loosely gathered group to showcase a finale that widely impresses beyond family members.

I found the editing of the final performance very choppy and not sure why some of the principals were cut so short when they were in the middle of several grand gestures.

Impressive review of all the players involved including the Dancing Dads, wondered what they thought of their efforts. I appreciate the dedication of the teachers and students alike in their determination to improve their skills and bond with others like a special family.

High recommend for aspiring young dancers and those of us who rarely see all the behind the scenes preparation for a single performance.


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