Nutcracker Fact File

Tamara Lancaster
Mind Map by Tamara Lancaster, updated more than 1 year ago
Tamara Lancaster
Created by Tamara Lancaster about 4 years ago
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GCSE Dance (nutcracker) Mind Map on Nutcracker Fact File, created by Tamara Lancaster on 03/19/2016.

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Nutcracker Fact File
1 Set designer; Anthony Ward
1.1 Partly realistic but 'larger than life' and almost cartoon like
2 Movement Styles
2.1 Contemporary
2.1.1 floorwork
2.1.2 Tilt
2.1.3 Paralell
2.1.4 Grounded movements
2.2 Ballet
2.2.1 mime
2.2.2 attitude
2.2.3 Grande jete
2.3 Gestures
2.3.1 kissing
2.3.2 shaking head ( dramatic , over the top )
2.3.3 playing
2.3.4 yawning
2.4 Spanish Flamenco
2.4.1 wrist rolls
2.4.2 clapped rythms
2.4.3 proud , upright stance
2.4.4 wide lunges
3 Staging ; proscenium
4 Number of dancers;24
5 Re-work of an original ballet but adds comedy and edge to the story
6 Structure; 2 acts/ 9 episodes
6.1 Act 1 ; in the orphanage , christmas eve Govenors etc ,then they go to the Frozen Lake
6.2 Act 2; Sweeties Land ,Wedding , back in the orphanage
7 Themes
7.1 Dreams and Fantasy
7.1.1 over-sized feathers and pillow hanging
7.1.2 twins become cupid
7.1.3 wings
7.1.4 sweetie land
7.1.5 pjyamas
7.1.6 nutcracker comes to life
7.1.7 Crack in the wall reveals a new world
7.1.8 Tree grows enormous
7.1.9 Fritz becomes Prince BonBon
7.1.10 Sugar becomes Princess Sugar
7.2 Love and growing up
7.2.1 Nutcracker becomes a man she falls in love with
7.2.2 Clara gets older (shown by the change in her clothes )
7.2.3 At the end , when grown up , she finds out the boy she liked from the orphanage also liked her back , they escape together
7.3 Sexual Awakening
7.3.1 Nutcracker takes his shirt off and it catches Claras attention
7.3.2 Knickerbocker glory is seductive
7.3.3 Gobstoppers are sexually lewd
7.3.4 Licking gestures throughout the Sweetie Land sections
7.4 Bourne said " dreams have to develop out of some lived experience "
7.4.1 This was his reasoning for the roles of the characters changing e.g Fritz from the orphanage turned into Prince BonBon in Sweetie Land
8 Stimulus
8.1 Charles Dickens; christmas carol , Olivier Twist ,nicholas Nickelby ( the Dotheboys hall )
8.2 Photographs of Victorian childhood
8.3 Museum of childhood ( in London )
8.4 Avisit to a reproduction of a Victorian schoolroom in London
9 Dance style ideas/ inspiration
9.1 Social dancing
9.1.1 ballroom , 1960's style twists , 1970's style , tango
9.2 BMX / skateboarding
9.2.1 Gobstoppers dance , sideways travelling , jumps , fast .
9.3 Ice skating
9.3.1 Used Sonja Henie as his inspiration . She was a norwegian Ice skater
10 General
10.1 Choreographer; Matthew Bourne
10.2 Company name; Adventures in Motion Pictures
10.3 First performed in August 1992
10.4 Accompaniment; Pytor Tchaichovsky
10.4.1 Classical and Orchestral
10.5 Costume Designer; Anthony Ward
10.5.1 Colourful and over the top
10.5.2 Literal references to sweets
10.6 Lighting; Howard Harrison
10.6.1 theatrical lighting-helps to create the atmosphere
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