Detroit Film Theatre


WORLD OPERA IN CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER

Sunday, December 27, 2009 – Sunday, January 03, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

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The Kirov’s unique 2007 production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet was filmed at Russia’s Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, home of the Kirov Ballet Academy and The Nutcracker’s original stage when it debuted in 1892. Mikhail Shemiakin, Russian émigré and world-renowned avant-garde artist and sculptor, has boldly reinterpreted the historical ballet to delight and surprise a contemporary audience. Sophisticated and witty, Shemiakin’s original and wondrously unconventional interpretation differs in many ways from the traditional versions popular at Christmas, but is no less enchanting. In 2007, an exhibition of Shemiakin’s eye-popping costume and design sketches used in the staging of this production was presented in the private collections of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Conducted by Valery Gergiev. (90 min.)

“First-rate performances by Irina Golub, Leonid Sarafanov, and the fabulous Anton Adasinsky. But the most delightful surprise is the eloquently expansive performance of Ekaterina Kondaurova as the Queen of Snows.” -Ballettalk.com

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Sunday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 3 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Special prices apply: $20.00 general admission, $18.00 students, seniors & DIA members, DFT discount coupons & passes not accepted.

 

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