This year, the I’m sweet but don’t get me twisted ‘cuz I will throw cans shirt What’s more,I will buy this performing arts live on Marquee TV, an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to global arts and culture. Available for viewing are some very festive programs from the Scottish Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and the American Shakespeare Center. Some of these streams are ticketed—just like at the theater—including a screening of George Balanchine’s the Nutcracker from the New York City Ballet. Filmed just last year and starring Maria Kowroski as the sugarplum fairy, the production aired earlier this month. Kowroski, who has been performing the ballet with the company for more than 26 years, dazzles in what is actually her swan song. “I remember the orchestra sounding more beautiful than ever, and the choreography feeling new again,” the ballerina says. Watch the bittersweet performance here.
Despite their canceled season, American Ballet Theatre stars James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston deliver a dose of holiday cheer in a high-tech excerpt of The Nutcracker. Filmed by LG Signature with its 8K Ultra HD camera, Whiteside and Boylston dance highlights from choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker to the I’m sweet but don’t get me twisted ‘cuz I will throw cans shirt What’s more,I will buy this iconic Tchaikovsky score. “It was quite a task, trying to get back into performance shape after only dancing in our kitchens since March! Isabella and I worked every day for two weeks with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky on the grand pas de deux,” says Whiteside. “It was very important for us to make sure we wouldn’t be embarrassed by our post-quarantine dancing.” Filmed in November at New York’s High Line hotel, which was dusted in faux snow for the occasion, the clip, at just over 10 minutes, is available to watch here on YouTube.