Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Nutcracker at the Movies

Those of you in Europe & Australia who love ballet & love seeing films in the theatre: keep your eyes & ears open for New York City Ballet's Nutcracker opening this month. (The times/places aren't listed yet.) It showed live in the States last evening. Here's the good review in today's New York Times. I'm thinking of popping up to a cinema in my neighborhood to see the Bolshoi's Nutcracker. I think the ballet-in-cinema is a positive development. While many of us have access to live ballet performance, many do not (or we just cannot afford the live ticket prices right now).

(photograph by Paul Kolnik for The New York Times)


Emily Vanessa said...

Ooh, I hope it's in my local cinema, thanks Susan for the tip. I love ballet and there's nothing quite like a Christmas one.

Katharine said...

Thanks, too! I had no idea about the Bolshoi at AFI. I'll tell friends about NYB's Nutcracker, too. It is a really good idea, yes.

simon said...

roger that! Merry Christmas! ho ho ho!

Angie Muresan said...

I love the ballet. And the Nutcracker is a must see in our home every holiday.

Susan said...

Angie - do you rent a version for in the house or do you go every year to the ballet? I used to see many performances of ballet every year here (& in NYC) but cannot keep up with the ticket prices the last few years. Whatever you see, I'm sure it's lovely.

As a side note (& to others who visit here): Do you remember The Turning Point? It's available on Netflix Instant...I had not seen in many, many years. It's still a wonderful film.