MBC Nutcracker Reimagined
December 5 @ 6:00pm
On behalf of Montana Ballet Company, I would like to share some exciting news ~ with live performances not possible this holiday season, MBC has teamed up with Wimberg Productions to create an innovative one-hour Nutcracker using the medium of film.
This complimentary virtual event will include:
~ Archived film from Acts 1 and 2 with highlights from the party and battle scenes. The famous Snow pas de deux featuring special guests from Atlanta’s Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark.
~ Select Act 2 divertissement and the Sugar Plum pas de deux performed by acclaimed New York City Ballet dancers, Indiana Woodward and Sebastian Villarini.
~ Reimagined select Nutcracker choreography from Acts 1 and 2 will debut during this one-hour event. Filmed by Wimberg Productions and arranged by MBC Artistic and Executive Director, Elizabeth DeFanti, Ballet Mistress, Melinda Delgado and Educational Engagement Coordinator, Karen Smith.
~ There will also be special interviews with Ms. Woodward (Sugar Plum Fairy, 2019), Ms. Van Buskirk (Snow Queen, 2018), Mr. Clark (Snow King, 2018), and Maestro Lee Mills. Long-time cast member, acclaimed writer, and actor Soren Kisiel (Drosselmeyer) will join in the fun.
~ Audiences will also enjoy a few surprises to delight the whole family. Nutcracker REIMAGINED 2020, will air on Saturday, December 5th at 6 pm. To view, visit montanaballet.org. If you are interested in attending a segment of filming or interviewing Artistic and Executive Director, Elizabeth DeFanti, please let me know.