Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Have You Ever Seen Matthew Bourne's Version of The Nutcracker?


While I am definitely a traditionalist, this whimsically delightful version of The Nutcracker caught my attention tonight. I couldn't quite figure out if it looked more like a bad nightmare, something I was hallucinating or if it was an enchanting dream! Matthew Bourne's version of The Nutcracker is like ballet meets Cirque du Soleil. All week Ovation TV (on my Dish Network) is having a Nutcracker grudge match. Ha! They are airing six different versions of The Nutcracker all week. I know this sounds a bit excessive but I have watched every one of them so far and I'm STILL not tired of it. Still, this version really through me for a loop! If you have the chance check it out! Here's a quick clip I found on YouTube. Don't forget to mute my music down at the bottom before playing!

I'm afraid I still prefer The Bolshoi Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. :)





18 comments:

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Whimsical costumes and evergreen Tchaikovsky, what's not to love? :-)

Sandy Michelle said...

I have never seen the Nut Cracker..must check it out!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!!!! It really made my day:)

Sandy xox

Pam said...

I love the nutcracker. I should take my daughter to see this version.

FourOf5zs said...

I don't think I've ever seen The Nutcracker... just bits of it. I've heard the music many times.
Zaroga

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really interesting. I have to admit, I'd go for the whimsy!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really interesting. I have to admit, I'd go for the whimsy!

Lisa Michelle said...

I have yet to see the Nutcracker and I'm like -- years old. This blog is so adorable!

chatelaine said...

I used to go to the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker every year
but since they moved it to a smaller venue it isn't the same.
See, another thing we have in common, we both love The Nutcracker,

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I LOVE the Nutcracker!!! My eldest daughter danced in it when younger (then she GREW TALL and her ballet days ended so she took up the harp). I haven't seen this version, but now I'm curious. My kids adore the Ballanchine extravanza we have on dvd. As I've already said ... I LOVE them all!! : )

Hisako Hill said...

Bolishoi Ballet is the best. I saw them in real. they are fantastic!!

I still have our pix taken at Dorothy Chandler Music Center in LA after the Nutcracker, all dressed up:)

Love,

Mom

Michelle said...

Mom, I remember that! Didn't you make my dress? :)

Mom2fur said...

I haven't seen it live in many years, but I was lucky enough as a kid to have seen the Lincoln Center production a few times. It was always so beautiful!

Joanna said...

this is... interesting? haha i think that's the word. the sound on my computer is broken and i really want to hear this!! i saw the nutcracker when i was maybe 5 years old. i loved it.

Elyse said...

hi! just found your blog and am enjoying looking around. lots of fun! xo

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Ok so the volume isn't on on my computer, but those costumes are cracking me up! It looks like a "vibrant" version. =) Your two cats are very cute. Have a great day!
Blessings,
Megan

texasdaisey said...

I haven't seen this version yet but I do love the Nutcracker. I will have to definitely check it out.
Debbie

Sit A Spell said...

What a fun blog...gonna have to try that cocoa recipe! Thanks!
Love your kitties...my daughter loves animals too; I think she will be a Vet. some day.

Teresa R said...

The McCauly Culkin (ow however you spell his name) version gave my kids the creeps and I'm not sure I can convince them to watch any version now. ;)