Based on E.T.A. Hoffmanns classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girls Christmas fantasy. This classic version is set to Tchaikovskys glorious music, with its wonderfully danceable, innocent melodies and brilliantly inventive orchestration. It features dancing mice, a sugar plum fairy, children on stage and a Christmas tree that grows all wrapped up in a turn-of-the-century Canadian setting. With original costumes and scenery by designers Paul Daigle and Brian Perchaluk, this new Nutcracker is visually spectacular. Choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon, the RWBs Nutcracker preserves the best of the Russian tradition and spices it with a uniquely Canadian perspective. An instant holiday classic!

The RWB’s Nutcracker will be performed in Winnipeg from December 19-28, in Ottawa from December 2 – 6 and in Cleveland from December 10-13.


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