Battle Of The Nutcrackers
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has delighted audiences for generations. And for Ovation's 10th edition of the Battle of the Nutcrackers, five spectacular ballets will go head-to-head in the fiercest competition ever. Revel in the beauty and majesty of Tchaikovsky’s yuletide masterpiece, and vote on which performance deserves to be crowned this year’s winner.
The Winner will be revealed during a special screening on Monday, December 19 at 7pm ET.
THIS YEAR'S CONTENDERS:
Nutcracker: Malakhov & the Berlin State Opera
This amazing production features Vladimir Malakhov, who is recognized as one of the greatest dancers of this generation.
Monday, December 12, 7am ET
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
The most traditional presentation of The Nutcracker, the Bolshoi Ballet's comes alive through the sophisticated choreography of Yuri Grigorovich.
Tuesday, December 13, 7am ET
The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012
In this Russian Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Tchaikovsky's glorious score and Vainonen's colorful, traditional production, complemented by Simon Virsaladze's stunning designs, make this as magical and memorable a Christmas treat as ever.
Wednesday, December 14, 7am ET
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Weiner Staatsballett)
The Wiener Staatsballett performs Rudolf Nureyev's world-famous choreography of "The Nutcracker." With its accent on the psychological concerns of the work's underlying tale, Nureyev's choreography is truly revolutionary.
Thursday, December 15, 7am ET
The Nutcracker: Semperoper Ballet
This production from the world-famous company in Dresden, Germany combines the work's fairy-tale aspects with a visual opulence that would have done justice to the Czar's court. The sets are inspired by Dresden's famous Zwinger and the "Striezelmarkt," one of Germany's oldest documented Christmas Markets.
Friday, December 16, 7am ET