Live From Lincoln Center: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Airs Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Live from Lincoln Center returns to the New York City Ballet for "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker," live from David H. Koch Theater.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, "Balanchine’s Nutcracker" features New York City Ballet’s entire roster of more than 150 dancers and musicians, as well as two alternating casts of 50 children from the School of American Ballet, the New York City Ballet’s official school.
The live television broadcast will be hosted by School of American Ballet board member Chelsea Clinton, who danced several roles in the ballet with Ballet Arkansas from 1985-1992 and then the Washington Ballet from 1993-1996.
In a Lincoln Center first, the program will also bring the holiday classic to service men and women around the world via a Christmas Eve re-broadcast on the American Forces Network.
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