The Nutcracker

                           by Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker is one of the most endearing and memorable shows in the classical ballet repertoire.  This year the show was re-envisioned by the School of Dance director Michael Bearden.  With new staging and some updates to our scenic world, this gave me several chances to heighten the performance out of our traditional performance into a new vision.

University of Oklahoma - Brackett Theatre

November 2019

 

Directed by Michael Bearden

Choreography by William Christensen

Scenic Design by Emma Antongiovanni, Anne Sheffield and Michael Sullivan

Costume Design by Michael Buchwald and Lloyd Cracknell

Lighting Design by Richard L. Sprecker

 

Photography by Richard L. Sprecker

Outside the House
Outside the House
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Children March In
Children March In
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Focus to the Tree
Focus to the Tree
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Children Dance with Toys
Children Dance with Toys
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Pleading with Mother
Pleading with Mother
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After the Dance of the Toys
After the Dance of the Toys
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Parents Grand Dance
Parents Grand Dance
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Ending of Parents Dance
Ending of Parents Dance
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Saying Goodnight
Saying Goodnight
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Magical Clock
Magical Clock
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Drosselmeyer and Nutcracker Magic
Drosselmeyer and Nutcracker Magic
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Drosselmeyer watching over Clara
Drosselmeyer watching over Clara
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Soldiers and Mice Fight
Soldiers and Mice Fight
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The Nutcracker in the Fight
The Nutcracker in the Fight
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Death of the Mouse King
Death of the Mouse King
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End of the Fight
End of the Fight
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A Magical Journey
A Magical Journey
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The Snow King and Queen
The Snow King and Queen
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Dance in the Fog
Dance in the Fog
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Dance of the Snowflakes
Dance of the Snowflakes
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Snow King and Queen with the Snowflakes
Snow King and Queen with the Snowflakes
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Magical Sleigh Arrives
Magical Sleigh Arrives
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Members of the Court
Members of the Court
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Arrival of Clara
Arrival of Clara
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Sugar Plum Fairy
Sugar Plum Fairy
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Spanish Dancers
Spanish Dancers
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Arabian Dancers
Arabian Dancers
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Mystic Arabian Dancing
Mystic Arabian Dancing
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Chinese Dancer and Dragon
Chinese Dancer and Dragon
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Dance of the Reed Pipes
Dance of the Reed Pipes
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