It’s a beloved tradition, but also vital to the financial wellbeing of ballet companies all over the world. But with this year’s pandemic closures, ballet faces a massive threat, including “Nutcracker” from The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia presented by Pathe Live showing in cinemas all over the country as a special family Christmas treat starting from 20 December 2020.
I watched many versions while making my film Nutcracker Story, which pays homage to one of the world’s favourite fairy tales; it examines the famous story about growing up and asks what it is about Tchaikovsky’s ballet that has made it such an essential part of every child’s Christmas all over the world? […]
Read full article by Margy Kinmonth: BOLSHOI BALLET CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER published in Russian Art + Culture on 17 December 2020.