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Nutcracker Sweeties

GBCRB0600345

Synopsis

Nutcracker Sweeties is Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s big band attack on Tchaikovsky. It portrays Broadway and America in the 1940s; full of humour, irony, commentary, swing and blues. The cast, dressed in an array of glamorous Jasper Conran costumes, includes pom-pom girls, drum majorettes, sailors, GIs and Candy Kane. David Bintley’s choreography is a catwalk of jazz styles. With its glamour-puss clothes and flashing neon set, Nutcracker Sweeties is imaginative, funny and visually irresistible.

Additional Info

  • No: GBCRB0600345
  • Composer: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  • Artists: Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Production year: 1997
  • Run time: 00:36:00
  • Director: Choreography: David Bintley
  • Producers: A Dancelines Production for BBC / NVC Arts
  • Format: HDTV
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