Nutcracker Video: Communicating in Character

Radzi speaks with Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist, Gary Avis, about his character in The Nutcracker, Herr Drosselmeyer.

When watching the film with your class, you may wish to ask the children the following questions:

  • What is a character artist?
  • What is the name of the character that Gary plays in The Nutcracker?
  • Who is Clara?
  • What is the most powerful thing for a character artist to do?