The nutcracker is a great first acquaintance with the enchanting world of ballet, and is therefore the perfect Chritmas family outing. Tchaikovsky’s widely loved music seamlessly fits in with the magical adventure that Clara and her nutcracker puppet have on Christmas Eve. Their trip to the Land of Sweets offers familiar dance highlights such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz.
Peter Wright’s choreography for The Royal Ballet is true to the spirit of the original Russian ballet, complete with historical details and dancing snowflakes. Thanks to the many solo roles and ensembles, the world-renowned qualities of the company in this Christmas classic are reflected in full detail.
Choreography: Peter Wright to Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky