Get in the Holiday Spirit with The Nutcracker!

There are 17 different versions on reserve in Josten Library; choose traditional or not, ballet, modern, or both!

Pacific Northwest Ballet (Maurice Sendak sets)
DVD GV 1790 N8 P32 2011

 

See our NUTCRACKER PRIMER (below), and chose your version. You can’t stop at one! A veritable history and panoply of Nutcrackers!

Movies

New York City Ballet (Macauley Culkin, Kistler, Cook).
Choreographer: George Balanchine
DVD GV 1790 N8 B3 1997

Pacific Northwest Ballet (Maurice Sendak sets)
Choreographer: Kent Stowell
DVD GV 1790 N8 P32 2011

1965 TV adaptation

New York City Ballet (Hayden, Villela, McBride)
Choreographer: Kurt Jacob, after Lev Ivanov
DVD GV 1790 N8 N48 2009

Documentary

Nutcracker Family : Behind the Magic / a film by Virginia Brooks.
DVD G1790 N8 N88 2006
At the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet.

Traditional Stagings

American Ballet Theatre (Baryshnikov, Kirkland, Minz).
Choreographer: Mikhail Baryshnikov
VHS GV 1790 N8 A1 1988

Bolshoi Ballet (Maximova, Vasiliev, Gordeyev, Pavlova).
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorevich, after Lev Ivanov
DVD GV 1790 N8 B6 2004

Bolshoi Ballet (Arkhipova, Mukhamedov, Verrov).
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorevich, after Lev Ivanov
DVD GV 1790 N8 B6 2005

Bolshoi Ballet (Kaptsova, Ovcharenko, Savin).
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorevich, after Lev Ivanov
DVD GV1790 N8 B6 2011

Kirov Ballet (Lezhnina, Baranov, Russanov)
Choreographer: Adapted by Vasily Vainonen
DVD GV 1790 N8 K5 1994

Royal Ballet (Nureyev, Park)
Choreographer: Rudolph Nureyev
DVD GV 1790 N8 2000

Royal Ballet (Cojocaru, Putrov, Dowell).
Choreographer: Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov
DVD GV 1790 N8 R69 2001

Royal Ballet (Yoshida, McRae, Avis).
Choreographer: Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov (also streaming)
DVD GV 1790 N8 R69 2010

San Francisco Ballet (Smith, Powell, Karapetyan).
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson (also streaming)
DVD GV 1790 S35 2008

Less Traditional

Bejart Ballet Laussane
Choreographer: Maurice Bejart
DVD GV1790 N8 B4 2000

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker.
Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
DVD GV 1790 N8 B7 2003

Mark Morris Dance Group. The Hard Nut.
Choreographer: Mark Morris
DVD GV 1790 N8 H37 2007

Uniquely Australian

Australian Ballet.
Choreographer: Graeme Murphy
DVD GV 1790 .N8 A8 1994

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Contact

Marlene Wong
Werner Josten Performing Arts Library
mmwong@smith.edu