THE NUTCRACKER SUITE & SPICY:
10 Years in the Making
A film that looks at reinventing a dance classic.
This documentary film follows the remarkable evolution of the creative process surrounding the production from Director/Choreographer Carolyn Paine from its genesis to its 10th year on the Aetna Theater stage in Hartford, CT while also examining the cultural relevance of rebooting the holiday classic for a contemporary audience.
Film Director Garret Samodel says, “When we heard about Carolyn’s vision, we were immediately inspired and eager to partner with her to tell the story of her unique take on the Nutcracker.”
Cine Verite Productions began production on the 30 minute documentary in summer of 2019 and have filmed interviews with long time cast members and behind the scenes footage of this year's rehearsal process as well as gathering old footage and background stories.