Through Her Eyes – A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined
Presented by the Island Moving Company (IMC) and co-produced with Rhode Island PBS, the film premiered in 2020 on WSBE Rhode Island PBS. Through Her Eyes – A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined follows a young girl’s magical international journey of discovery and self-empowerment, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.
The original performance, a unique re-telling of the holiday classic, designed as an interactive experience that moved through the rooms of Rosecliff Mansion. Over its 20-year history, the performance became the “must see” local holiday favorite.
For this film project, renowned dance filmmaker Marta Renzi directed the film in collaboration with cinematographer Jon Gourlay. Story adaptation, choreography, and staging were designed and directed by Miki Ohlsen, IMC’s artistic director, and Danielle Genest, associate artistic director.