Mariinsky Theatre's The Nutcracker 3D
Release Date20 Dec 2012
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Screening from the 20th to the 23rd of December 2012 at selected cinemas!
A ballet world-first, perfect for all the family this Christmas... Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker In 3D is the world’s first 3D Nutcracker ballet and is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later in the evening when Clara sleeps, she finds herself in the midst of the Nutcracker’s battle against the Mouse King and his army of mice. Coming to her Nutcracker’s aid, he is transformed into a Prince and journeys with Clara to a spectacular enchanted island where a celebration is held in their honour.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director and renowned conductor, Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky Theatre was the first ballet company to embrace 3D technology with the release of Giselle In 3D in 2011. This second 3D project has been expertly filmed and demonstrates the power of 3D technology to illustrate the space between dancers. The audience is drawn right into the performance on stage, becoming instantly involved with the characters and the unfolding story.
This production showcases the impeccable virtuosity of two of the Mariinsky Theatre’s rising stars - Alina Somova as Clara (Masha in the original Russian) and Vladimir Shklyarov as the Nutcracker. With Tchaikovsky’s eternally popular score, the grand staging and exquisite costumes, this Mariinsky Theatre production of The Nutcracker In 3D will be the icing on the cake this Christmas.
- Main Cast Alina Somova, Vladimir Shkliarov and the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company
- Director Choreography: Wassili Vainonen
- Distributor More2Screen