The all-new cinematic production of "The Nutcracker" has been viewed more than 116,000 times worldwide to date and raised $230,394 in net funds for student scholarships.
The reimagined production was conceived and created safely for the COVID-19 era by the schools of Dance, Filmmaking, Music and Design & Production.
Taking "The Nutcracker" story from stage to film came with a host of creative problem solving opportunities. Watch how Film students built upon the vision of scenic designers to enhance the imaginative sets using visual effects.
In addition to UNC-TV, the film will also be shown in special presentation at RED Cinemas in Greensboro.
"We find ways to innovate... We are artists. That is what we do. We create, and we imagine and we dream." "Nutcracker" Executive Producer and Co-Director Jared Redick shares nuances of preparing a beloved ballet for film in 2020.
Lights are a powerful way to influence audience experience, feeling and emotion. Students in the School of Design & Production share the process behind creating new lighting designs for the 2020 "Nutcracker" on film.
How do you move a beloved ballet from the Stevens Center stage to the sound stage? "Nutcracker" choreographer Ilya Kozadayev and ballet student Emma Cilke take us for a behind the scenes look to explore new choreography created with a filmed production in mind.
You'll meet an entirely different Drosselmeyer when you watch "The Nutcracker" this year. Learn how School of Dance alumnus and Dance Theatre of Harlem company member Anthony Santos is bringing new life to a classic character for the film.