Experiencing a live performance Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite have become a Christmas holiday tradition for audiences around the world.
Agency BBH London and Baileys have pulled together a ‘A List’ of talent to create a condensed stylized take on the classic tale. Leading the production is ‘Three Little Pigs‘ director Ringan Ledwidge, ‘Black Swan’ choreographer Benjamin Millepied, composer, pianist and producer, Nicholas Britell, costume designer Rosa Dias and set designer Sarah Greenwood. The dancers are Royal Ballet Dancers Steven McRae as the Nutcracker, Thiago Soares as the Mouse King and Iana Salenko as Clara, the heroine of the story.
The retelling begins with the group of girls heading out through a snowy forest for a girl’s night out at Candyland. After enjoying a complimentary Baileys, a suave Nutcracker steps forward for a dance. Soon they’ve attracted the attention of a tattooed Mouse King, who steps forward and makes a grab for Clara. Before you can say “pirouette” there’s a full-scale dance-battle going on between the two. Clara ends it all with a spinning round kick to the face of the Mouse King, before heading off for more fun (and Bailey’s) with the girls.
Appropriately enough the full 2 minute ad debuted during the UK TV premiere of ‘Black Swan‘.
Baileys Christmas Nutcracker
The making of our Baileys Christmas Nutcracker