New York Metropolis Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ goes digital for 2020
The Sugar Plum Fairy is leaping into your lounge this vacation season.
As a candy end to a bitterly harsh yr, the New York Metropolis Ballet, in partnership with Sotheby’s, is presenting a particular digital efficiency of a hallowed vacation hallmark: “The Nutcracker” — the corporate’s most well-known manufacturing and a New York yuletide custom.
Waltzing into the houses of lifelong lovers of the cherished Peter Tchaikovsky traditional amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NYCB’s specifically choreographed digital showcase — curated by NYCB soloist Peter Walker — will usher at-home audiences via an unforgettable journey of snowflake-frosted enjoyable and fantasy starting Dec. 4.
Sturdy-armed by the COVID-19 outbreak to cancel its fall, winter and spring seasons 2020-2021 on the onset of the worldwide well being disaster, the NYCB and Sotheby’s are presenting the 10-day broadcast of “The Nutcracker” as a “feel-good” second for aficionados to re-engage on the planet of the performing arts after months of dormancy.
Including much more sparkle to the sugar-powdered manufacturing, featured NYCB soloist Sebastian Villarini-Velez and Corps de Ballet member India Bradley will each be styled in glittering jewellery and dazzling watches from Sotheby’s December marquee auctions.
“The Nutcracker” premiere broadcast will kick off Sotheby’s luxurious gross sales collection, the Competition of Marvel, that includes devoted auctions of coveted jewels, watches, designer purses, wine and way more, provided throughout a collection of stay and on-line auctions all through December.
New York Metropolis Ballet’s digital manufacturing of “The Nutcracker” will air Friday, Dec. 4 on Sothebys.com, YouTube, IGTV and Fb.
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