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Apr 24, 2012 / 2 notes

A Night at the Nutcracker Video

photos by Brent Clark

The last two years I have taken backstage photographs of the Triangle Youth Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker in the historic Carolina Theater of downtown Durham, North Carolina.  Children, teens, and some of the ballet company’s parents, instructors, and volunteers collaborate to produce the fantastical holiday ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotrllyich Tchaikovsky.  The frenzied energy, surreal costumes, and palpable camaraderie create a truly magical atmosphere.  This is a video I made featuring the best images from A Night At the Nutcracker to the tune of The Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies.  I hope you enjoy this peak behind the curtain.

A Night at the Nutcracker Gallery