21 December 2016 at 11.54am | 2 Comments
In this film, former Principal of The Royal Ballet Darcey Bussell meets with choreographer Peter Wright, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year.
Working as Associate Director for The Royal Ballet in the mid-1980s, Wright updated several ballets in the repertory including The Nutcracker and Giselle. ‘I was always moved by the classics,' he reveals, 'And I found I loved re-making some of these scenes. I wanted each step to connect with the audience.’
Wright admits that he only thought the production would run for a few Seasons, and never imagined it would keep going more than 30 years later in 2016. ‘I’ve been very lucky to be able to make improvements to it each year. The Company have made it a classic – it keeps getting better and better.’
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The Nutcracker runs until 12 January 2017. Tickets have now sold out, but returns may become available.