The Nutcracker from St. Petersburg on the stage of the theater “Bozar” in Brussels (Belgium) on December 28 and 29; and the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin (Germany) on 30 and 31 December.
The Nutcracker staged by St. Petersburg Classical Ballet / Arts Center Saint-Michel evokes the tale that was first presented on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater in 1892.
On the Christmas night, the good wizard Drosselmeyer makes little Masha see a dream that erases the borders between reality and the world of reveries. Masha’s Christmas gift, a Nutcracker, turns both into her fearless champion in the fight against mice, and the charming prince who awakens the first romance in her heart.
The Nutcracker as staged by Mikhail Venshchikov stays faithful to the traditions of the classical St. Petersburg ballet; all the principal choreographic pieces are preserved, according to the original concept of the show’s first directors, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Apart from the universally familiar pieces, such as Valse des Flacons de Neige, Grand Ballabile and Divertissements des Jouets, the show will include the fragments that have been recreated for the first time in 100 years, such as the legendary Adagio à l’Echarpe from Act 1.
Both the children and the adults will definitely enjoy their chance to get immersed in the atmosphere of a winter fairly tail. The Nutcracker by St. Petersburg Classical Ballet will provide an unforgettable New Year Eve experience for the whole family.