30 Dec 18:00

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc Rijeka

The Nutcracker is a show for the festive Christmas season. The magical story of the Mouse King and Clara’s adventures in the Land of Sweets never fail to enchant young audiences. A treat for all ballet lovers, it offers a magical adventure for all the family.

The Nutcracker, with a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) and libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story, is one of the most popular ballets of all time. The reasons for its enduring popularity are the imaginative story, brilliant score and exquisite choreography. There have been countless reworkings and interpretations of The Nutcracker. The Croatian National Theatre Rijeka’s production has been re-created by talented Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia. His choreography is set in the present day, which further boosts the work’s appeal to the young audiences. De Candia’s re-working offers a fresh and modernised take on choreography, set and costume design, while keeping true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic. 

The dancers move effortlessly between the classical and contemporary dance techniques, equally at home en pointe and their legs a terre. No dance step is performed solely on account of spectacularity, although the stagecraft is felt throughout, all ballet movements have been designed with the sole purpose of genuinely interpreting the characters and the story, while providing a feast for the eyes. 

Rijeka’s The Nutcracker offers a different and fresh take on the fairy-tale ballet, one that is daring in regard to its music score, exciting in the contemporary dance code, witty and distinctive in its dance interpretations and attractive to a wide audience.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

30 Dec 18:00
31 Dec 16:00
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22,00 | 26,00 | 30,00 | 34,00 EUR

Discounted prices for audiences aged under 18 (excluding premiere): 19,00 I 23,00 I 26,00 I 29,00 EUR

Choreography: Mauro de Candia
Dramaturgy: Patricia Stöckemann
Costume and set design: Margrit Flagner

Production: Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka



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