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 Post subject: VCR ALERT: Royal Swedish Nutcracker on A&E
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 2:03 pm 
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Just an FYI for those who get A&E (cable), Breakfast with the Arts will be showing the Royal Swedish Ballet in Nutcracker. Check the local listings to make sure of the times...the ones listed are probably Eastern Standard:
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Breakfast with the Arts
Sunday , December 15 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
The Nutcracker--Royal Swedish Ballet, Pt. 1
Sunday , December 22 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
The Nutcracker--Royal Swedish Ballet, Pt. 2

More than 60 dancers of the Swedish Royal Opera Ballet take part in this charming production of the classic ballet choreographed by Par Isberg to Tchaikovsky's well-loved score. It introduces a plot by Erik Naslund, based partly on the original short story by E.T.A. Hoffman and partly on a story by Elsa Beskow, an extremely popular Swedish children's author. Conducted by Renat Salavatov.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 5:20 pm 
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What is the difference between Parts I and II? Are they just repeats of the same program?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 5:39 pm 
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What is the difference between Parts I and II? Are they just repeats of the same program?
Part 1 is Act 1
Part 2 is Act 2

I enjoyed this version very much when I viewed it last year. There are some unique aspects about it that I like and are based, I believe, in Swedish Christmas customs. And the dancers are quite good - great in some instances.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 10:46 pm 
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Sorry to have to disagree but I thought it was like IKEA in point shoes. Something was missing for me. I will try to watch again and maybe I will be able to put my finger on it.


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Two hours for each act? Wow...I didn't even realize the Tchaikovsky score went for that long! Sounds interesting though...I will definetly try to watch it.


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Art,

The ballet is broken up by commercial breaks, and there's about a half-hour of the show on random other arts things.

--Andre


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IKEA on pointe! What IKEA do you frequent? :-) This Nutcracker is firmly placed at the turn of the Century (and not the recent one!)But I'd love a store that has dancing mice, a growing tree, a snowflake ballet, etc.........

Tongue firmly planted in cheek, Lucy. Honestly, I don't get the comparison.

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I haven't seen it yet, so don't spoil any good surprises with pre-assembly! (haha!)

Seriously though, I loved the Royal Swedish in Ulysses Dove's piece, so I'm interested to see them in a classical bit.


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<< and there's about a half-hour of the show on random other arts things. >>

Ah, that explains it. Even with commecial breaks, I was still thinking it was a stretch to expand each act to two hours. Thanks Andre!

<small>[ 12-12-2002, 00:51: Message edited by: art076 ]</small>


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Let me try to explain my Ikea comparison. When I go into Ikea everything looks great. Design, form, then I touch it, and its not what I thought. Maybe it was the wigs they had Fritz and Clara wear, something turned me off. I said I would give it another try David H. Really I will!


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Art,

Actually, I misspoke. It's more like an hour of random arts stuff with commercials and all. A month or so ago, there was an interview with Edward Villela, and another one with Julie Kent. The interviews are pretty good for short interviews with pretty substantive questions.

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Lucy! Got it. So now just watch them from the neck down! ;-)

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So, can I count on some to tape these shows in case I forget to do it myself (like I usually do)?


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For the record, I really like my Ikea sofa!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 12:49 pm 
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Azlan,

You need a ReplayTV or Tivo. I'll be recording it, but my A&E feed is very noisy, so mine should be the last resort.

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