Staatsballett Berlin gives us a traditional Nutcracker on Blu-ray certain to please audiences of all ages.
The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.
A contemporary reworking of Tchaikovsky’s ballet favorite, The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, receives a thoroughly enjoyable presentation by the Dutch National Ballet. While not the equal of the original choreography, most of the best known numbers are preserved and the principal dancers are outstanding.
The Bolshoi Ballet has mounted a less conventional, but visually and dramatically effective production of the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet. This Nutcracker has many magic moments with excellent sound and visual recording.