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The production was subsequently performed at various venues throughout Washington, D. It retains Tchaikovsky's music, but throws out virtually all of the original story, adding some quite intense scenes not found in a usual Nutcracker.
In this version, set in the s, Clara is an aging Australian ballerina in a retirement home who recalls her past life in flashback, and dies of old age at the end.
There are no magical enchantments in this version,  which made a surprise appearance as an additional offering in 's Battle of the Nutcrackers. As in the Gorsky and Vainonen versions, Clara performs all of the dances usually performed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Prince performs the Cavalier's dances.
New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay has criticized what he calls "the production's emphasis on Love, Love, Love," claiming that a romance between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince makes The Nutcracker seem like too many other classical ballets, rather than a unique one which essentially does not have an adult love interest.
In this version, it is a charcoal burner who becomes a handsome Prince, and a housemaid falls in love with him and becomes his Princess. Instead of simply Clara visiting the Kingdom of Sweets, it is two children, Lotta and her brother Petter, who do so.
The heroine here called Marie is an unhappy, traumatized child who finds herself in the care of the cruel Stahlbaum family after her mother is kidnapped by Russian Revolutionaries.
Her only friend is Drosselmeyer who here is a young man who helps Marie remember and overcome her repressed trauma. The nutcracker toy, whose uniform reminds Marie of her father, becomes the catalyst for this experience.
Drosselmeyer evokes in the revolutionaries taking the place of the Mice from the traditional stagingenabling Marie to drive them off by throwing her toy nutcracker at them.
The toy then explodes, comes to life, and almost immediately turns into a Prince. In the second act, Marie is reunited with her mother. Daniel Barenboim conducts the orchestra. This version was also shown on U. Mephisto and Felix the Cat appear as characters. A piece of set design seen throughout the production resembles a woman's naked torso, with a visible uterus.
There is, in addition to the suggestion of incest, a strong gay subtext throughout. The Act I Pas de Deux between Bim and his mother, originally meant to be performed at the point at which the Nutcracker turns into a Prince, is extremely suggestive sexually.
This one was also a candidate in 's "Battle of the Nutcrackers".by Judith Curry. Big news in the world of ‘climate wars’ – the libel case of Andrew Weaver versus Tim Ball has been dismissed by the judge — for a rather surprising reason. Christensen himself performed the role of the Cavalier.
Gisella Caccialanza, the wife of Lew Christensen, danced the rôle of the Sugar Plum Fairy. One of the other dancers in the production was Onna White, who would later choreograph The Music Man on both stage and screen, as well as the film version of "Oliver!"..
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