The Nutcracker © DR – Bel Air Media
The iconic ballet and Christmas show par excellence, The Nutcracker is still a favourite with audiences. Just like in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, love and sincerity triumph over the forces of evil. A little girl has a dream on Christmas Eve. Emotions are aroused, tenderness makes its presence felt and the realm of childhood gradually merges into the adult world. Behind an innocent children’s tale lies a true coming of age story told through the medium of dance. While children admire Drosselmeyer’s magic tricks and enjoy the fear inspired by the rat dance, adults can appreciate the clever story and the unprecedented virtuosity of the choreography.