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CLIP 10755

Matthew Bourne - Nutcracker ballet

Matthew Bourne - Nutcracker ballet

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Key Info
  • Matthew Bourne - Nutcracker ballet
  • Duration: 04:15
  • Short excerpts from the Sweetieland section of Matthew Bourne's Nutctracker ballet illustrate his theatrical style. He discusses his background and his motivation for creating dance. He highlights the need to be very clear and focused on what he wishes to convey and the lengths he goes to in order to draw his dancers into understanding the scenarios he wants to create. Bourne explains how his work often has a serious underlying intention onto which the wit and humour are layered.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Dance Activities

  • Keywords: Hollywood, narrative, stylised, set, costume, classical, Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, contemporary, ballet, lavish, Matthew Bourne
Ideas for use in class
  • For 14-16 as Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker is on the set works list. Also useful as a resource for BTEC Contemporary dance unit or at 11-14 to use as a stimulus or research material.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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