Since Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker almost 125 years ago, it’s become a worldwide sensation. What’s your favorite version of The Nutcracker? Ovation TV , the only national television network dedicated to the arts and personal creativity, hosts “The Battle of the Nutcrackers”. This year’s “Battle of the Nutcrackers” includes a full week of Nutcracker ballets from St. Petersburg, Berlin, London, and Moscow. Of course they are missing my favorite version, the one I was in in third grade but I’ll forgive them for not posting that one and check out the ones they are showing.
BATTLE OF THE NUTCRACKERS is Ovation’s holiday present to the families of America, a playful twist on the holiday tradition.
As in the past, you can vote on your favorite version at http://www.ovationtv.com/events/battleofthenutcrackers/. The viewer’s choice will be shown on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, ballet fans can watch all five versions back-to-back! The back to back fun begins on December 12th at 8 PM ET! The one Nutcracker a week started yesterday November 25th but you can see all the rest of them one a Sunday. This years featured productions are:
WORLD PREMIERE: The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012 A World Premiere Ovation Original Nutcracker, this production brings to life spectacular production values and expansive set decoration that makes viewers feel like they’re a part of Clara’s world.
The Nutcracker: Royal Opera Ballet HD (2009) In this magical production, members of the Royal Opera Ballet inhabit their roles with a fluid elegance that animates this lush production.
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker The most traditional presentation of The Nutcracker, the Bolshoi Ballet’s comes alive through the sophisticated choreography of Yuri Grigorovich.
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! This delicious production is full of pathos and theatrical magic. See why this bold interpretation was an instant hit.
You will be invited to vote online for their favorite at Ovtn.tv/BOTN. The Viewers’ Choice will be revealed on Christmas Eve and a marathon of all the Nutcracker productions will air all day on Christmas Day.
Enter to Win:
One lucky voter will win a $500 Visa Gift Card. You can vote as many times as you want each one counting as another chance to win. The voting starts on Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 19.
Legal Residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations)
I am not picking the winner for this giveaway. This is a compensated post.