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Big screen Nutcracker

Posted on December 13, 2011

nutcracker  the mouse king live

nutcracker  the mouse king live

A special matinee performance of Dutch National Ballet’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, December 30.

Choreographed by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, the ballet is set in an Amsterdam canal house, giving the ballet a Dutch twist. Skaters glide over the frozen canal outside, the living room turns into a snow-covered forest and the Nutcracker doll is mechanised. The cinema performance will star Dutch National Ballet principals Anna Tsygankova and Matthew Golding.

The performance will be screened in high definition, with surround sound, at range of cinemas nationwide, including Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase cinemas. Screenings start at 12.45 on Friday, December 30. For a list of participating cinemas, see

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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