Great Performances

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker Preview

Preview: Special | 30s

Introduced by Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, a native of the Bay Area and winner of 2008's Dancing with the Stars, the production encores in high definition and 5.1 surround sound. San Francisco Ballet Music Director and Principal Conductor Martin West conducts Tchaikovsky's sprightly score. Recorded in December 2007, the work is choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson.

Aired: 12/11/10

Rating: TV-G

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Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Jody …

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