Movies: Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Program
On Christmas Eve, Marie's godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker. Rated No Rating .

 
Cast: Nina Kaptsova, Alexei Loparevich, Olga Suvorova, Denis Savin, Anna Proskurnina
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Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich
Written by: Tchaikovsky
Running time: 3hr 0min
Opens: Dec 21, 2014 Limited
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