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The Great Russian Nutcracker (2016)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-16

Duration: 00:05:13

Subjects: Nutcracker (Choreographic work) | Arts | Dance | Ballet | Holidays | Christmas


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Bongiovanni, Molly Interviewee
  • Roland, Gwen Interviewee
  • Popova, Lana Interviewee
  • Talmi, Mary Interviewee
  • White, Jennifer Interviewee


This segment from the December 16, 2016, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s visit to the rehearsals for the Moscow Ballet’s upcoming production of the “Great Russian Nutcracker” at the LSU Union Theater in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It includes footage of local ballet students rehearsing for their roles in the ballet. She interviews: Molly Bongiovanni and Gwen Roland, ballet students; Lana Popova, Russian ballerina; Mary Talmi, the choreographer for the Albany Berkshire ballet; and Jennifer White, a teacher with the Dance Center and School of Performing Arts in Baton Rouge. Host: James Fox-Smith