Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker is one of the fixed stars of the classical ballet repertoire. Since its premiere in 1892 it has undergone many changes in both the dramaturgical and choreographic conception and artistic director Director Petr Zuska perfectly understands like no other, how to inject new life and a modern flavor into the veins of this beloved classic. In this new staging, the scenery erupts into an explosion of colours and the dancers deliver a performance, brilliant enough to match the bounty of stage design and costumes. Being one of the best ballet companies in the world, the Czech National Ballet’s witty performance coats us in a bubble of magic and brings us just in the right mood for the winter festivities.
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker