Graeme Murphy’s production of Nutcracker : the story of Clara is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be held this Wednesday November 13 in Arts.

ABC, The Australian Ballet, 1994, c2006

ABC, The Australian Ballet, 1994, c2006

Adapted from the Tchaikovsky ballet story, this work by Graeme Murphy transforms Nutcracker into a production that is uniquely Australian.  It chronicles the life of Clara, a famous Russian ballerina who first came to Australia in the 1940s, and is a spectacular tribute to the development of ballet in Australia.  It features Vicki Attard as Clara, David McAllister, Margaret Scott, Steven Heathcote and artists of The Australian Ballet.  Choreography is by Graeme Murphy.  With The State Orchestra of Victoria (now Orchestra Victoria), conducted by Noel Smith.  Nutcracker was recorded live at the State Theatre, Melbourne, Sep. 22, 1994.
nutcracker 2

Nutcracker commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.35 pm (approx).  It will be held in the Community Lab.  Enter via the Arts Reading Room (from Trescowthick Information Centre).  Admission is free.  No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!

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