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Moscow Ballet - La Classique, Nutcracker

Founded in 1990, utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa.

Always in demand, Moscow Ballet - La Classique has recently thrilled ballet lovers during hugely successful tours of Egypt, Morocco, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Norway, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK and this talented company have deservedly gained international acclaim.


A ballet in 2 Acts and 3 Scenes

Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Marius Petipa
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanovich Ivanov
Revised Choreography: Vasily Vainonen

First presented at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg 17th December 1892

The ballet is based upon a children's tale by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman - "Der Nussknacker und der Mäusekönig". With it's seasonal connection and it's joyous child's dream in which anything is possible, Nutcracker is universally acknowledged as one of the great classics of fantasy and a ballet for all ages.

If ever Tchaikovsky wrote a fateful work it was Nutcracker. Fresh from the considerable success of
The Sleeping Beauty, the same team - Tchaikovsky, Vsevolozhsky, Petipa and Ivanov - agreed to produce another spectacular ballet based upon a children's tale. Only later did they come to realise that the story did not easily lend itself to adaptation for ballet. Though it's 1892 premiere was embraced by an enthusiastic public, critical opinion begged to differ!

Yet Nutcracker endures as one of the great ballets of the age of classicism and fantasy, capturing the wondrous dream of a child's world in which all things are possible; toys come to life, flowers dance and a handsome Prince transports us to the Land of Sweets, filling our lives with the magic of the ballet.



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