- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 28, 2008
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Kultur Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
An adaptation of "The Nutcracker" telling the turbulent life story of Clara, a Russian ballerina who came to Australia in the 1940s. Adapted from Tchaikovsky's score by choreographer Graeme Murphy, and featuring the Australian Ballet.
Description by Kultur Films:
In a stunning departure from tradition, Graeme Murphy transforms Nutcracker into a production which is uniquely Australian. The ballet is the story of Clara, once a famous Russian ballerina, who first came to Australia in the 1940s. It chronicles her turbulent, nomadic life; and is a moving tribute to all of the dedicated artists who forged the ballet tradition Australia. It chronicles her turbulent, nomadic life; and is a moving tribute to all of the dedicated artists who forged the ballet tradition in this country.