‘THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D’ & THE ANAHEIM BALLET COMPANY
CELEBRATE THE START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Dancers from the Anaheim Ballet Company heralded the start of the World Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D on Wednesday, November 10 in Los Angeles by dancing their way to the red carpet—with 3D glasses in hand – much to the delight of attendees, including director Andrei Konchalovsky and star Elle Fanning.
THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D, opening on November 24, brings elements of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original 1816 tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season. The story of a young girl and the magical adventures she embarks on with her nutcracker doll has been passed down through the generations worldwide. The Hoffmann story was adapted by Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers) and became the basis for the world famous ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa.
The evolution of the story has now crossed into another medium as it will play across American cinemas in Konchalovsky’s adaptation later this month. Much as the acclaimed Russian director has re-imagined the classic story, the Anaheim Ballet has brought a contemporary presentation of the classically rooted dance for this special YouTube video.
Evan Rosenberg, Media Director for the Anaheim Ballet said: “Anaheim Ballet has been pushing to keep ballet fresh and relevant and the folks behind the film are doing something similar by taking the classic story and bringing it into 3D. We thought it was a unique and fun opportunity to partner.” Rosenberg created and oversees its YouTube video series, which has received over 26 million views globally.
The video features dancers from the cast of the Anaheim Ballet’s upcoming performance of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” on Sunday, December 5 at The Grove of Anaheim. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Stay tuned to the company’s YouTube page a special sneak peek at rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage. Anaheim Ballet will continue their tradition of distinctive performances by adding their own touch of technology to the story by mixing video, photo and live dance in their Nutcracker performances.