The Nutcracker. Just mention the title and all sorts of mental images will come swarming. Dancing snowflakes, giant Christmas trees, dainty sugar fairies, the twinkling eyes of a child, waltzing flowers, cheeky mice, and more – and with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music as the golden thread. Now this classic of classics returns to the Old Stage.
The Nutcracker is the greatest of ballet classics and no Christmas is complete without it. This is without exaggeration the ballet in which everything truly comes together: Hoffmann’s magical tale, Balanchine’s masterful choreography, Tchaikovsky’s compelling music and Anthony Ward’s enchanted costumes and decorations that let every child’s imagination run footloose in wonderland.
Balanchine’s The Nutcracker was created for children and with children, but with its elegant and classic choreography it also speaks to the adult audience. The ballet carries appeal across the generations to everyone who is truly a child at heart – to everyone who, like us, loves Christmas.
The Royal Danish Theatre wishes to thank the Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Fonde – OJD for the generous funding that has enabled the staging of