The Nutcracker

Whirling snow imps and tangoing tea ladies join the ever-enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy in ballet's Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. The adventure begins on Christmas morning when Clara's rat-bag brother clouts her over the head with her beloved nutcracker doll. Rushed to hospital, she encounters the fearsome matron whose spoonfuls of medicine blur the line between reality and make-believe.

Choreographers Gary Harris and Adrian Burnett spin a dreamy confection of classical dance to Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score. Kristian Fredrikson's design is a Technicolor vision straight out of Hollywood's big studio era. "Look out for Royal New Zealand Ballet. Under its energetic artistic director, Gary Harris, the company is firmly on the radar and demanding that attention be paid." - The Australian


Seasons:  2005, 2010

Choreography: Gary Harris (additional Choreography by Adrian Burnett)

Costume Design: Kristian Fredrikson

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Set Design: Kristian Fredrikson



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