Nutcracker Adagio & Coda

36 minutes

Erina Takahashi & Joseph Caley

Company – English National Ballet

Position – Lead Principle Dancers

Schooling – English Ballet School (Erina), The Royal Ballet School (Joseph)

In this film, Erina & Joseph teach through the famous Duet and Coda of The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince from the Grand Pas de Deux of The Nutcracker Act II.

The film begins with Erina and Joseph giving a beautiful, full run-through demonstration of the Adagio section of the Pas de Deux, after which they go back to the beginning and talk through the complex partnering techniques in great detail while giving their own tips and advice on how to execute this classical duet.

Next, about 27 minutes into the film, Erina and Joseph continue their fantastic demonstration with the Coda section of the Pas de Deux. As with the Adagio, they talk through every detail and explain how they execute the choreography.

This is a fascinating film for any ballet lover, dancer or student to watch and enjoy. Learn from the best or simply watch and enjoy!

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