Getting to the Nutcracker
Every Christmas season, The Nutcracker is performed all around the world. The documentary Getting to The Nutcracker, reveals the effort involved in staging this classic ballet. Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, led by the former Kirov star, takes you behind the curtain from auditions, rehearsals, landing a principal role and losing one. The students profiled are passionate people who, with their families, make incredible sacrifices of time and money just so they may dance.