BALLET IN TWO ACTS, FIVE SCENES WITH PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE
- P. TCHAIKOVSKY -
Being one of the most popular ballets in the world, "The Nutcracker" version created by The Moscow Classical State Ballet is a colorful and beautiful masterpiece that celebrates music, authentic choreography and festive atmosphere of the winter season. The creative producers carefully conveyed the fascination of the fairy tale and, at the same time, introduced the spirit of a romantic mystery and genuine feelings into the show. This outstanding, magical performance would definitely engage both children and adults.The current production preserved the famous choreography by Vasily Vainonen featuring the dance of the dolls, Waltz of the Snowflakes, the Flower Waltz, and the Grand Pas de Deux performed by the main characters. By contrast, the first act has undergone a complete adaptation in a new version by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov. It includes the procession of the guests along the city streets blanketed with snow, merry turmoil under the Christmas-tree, young people running around and reserved joyance of the older generation.
The Grand Moscow Classical State Ballet premiered its production of "The Nutcracker" while touring the US cities. Although every December the Americans can choose from about 150 different versions of the famous ballet, the media recognized the adaptation presented by Kasatkina’s and Vasilyov’s company among the best ones.
Production by N.Kasatkina and V.Vasilyov
Choreography by V.Vainonen, N.Kasatkina and V.Vasilyov
Sets and costume designer by E.Dvorkina
BALLET LENGTH: 2H 10 MINUTES