The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

Ballet News

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening

ballet dancer in the Nutcracker

Photograph : Johan Persson

At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search function and clicking on this link.

I recently featured a rehearsal video from The Royal Ballet showcasing one of their dancers who has a debut in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy this season – Fumi Kaneko – in rehearsal with Nehemiah Kish.

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Magic, Snow & Glitter

Who will you see on Thursday ? Roberta Marquez as the Sugar Plum Fairy & Steven McRae (who recently took a ballet masterclass) as The Prince. Gary Avis brings the magic of Drosselmeyer.

There is only one Nutcracker – with all due respect to the other dancers who are cast in the role – and tonight you get to see him : Ricardo Cervera. His Clara is Meaghan Grace Hinkis and you’ll be able to watch them battle the Mouse King (David Pickering) and journey to the Land of Snow, where you’ll be mesmerised by the dancing snowflakes. The Sugar Garden of the Palace in the Kingdom of Sweets is a sight to behold, and there you’ll find the wonderful Laura Morera with her exquisite arching back as the Rose Fairy in her gorgeous tutu.

Watch out too for Fernando Montano in the Chinese dance, Bennet Gartside, Alastair Campbell, Valeri Hristov and Johannes Stepanek as the Rose Fairy’s Escorts, along with Yuhui Choe as one of the Leading Flowers.

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The screening is LIVE and lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval. Be there for 7.15pm and you’ll be waltzing out into the night! Before, during or after the performance you can tweet your thoughts using the hashtag #ROHnutcracker

Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

Photo : Johan Persson

Watch the screen trailer for The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Watch what happens behind the scenes to make The Nutcracker magic

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