2017 CHINA - GREECE YEAR
THE GUANGZHOU BALLET:
T.C.H. - THE GUANGZHOU BALLET
For more than a century, this colourful, glorious and exceptionally beautiful fairytale known as the Christmas Ballet, has charmed audiences. It is one of the three representative works for ballet by Tchaikovsky, apart from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. This masterpiece is a theatrical dance that still fills the stage with life and excites audiences.
The basis of this beautiful theatrical dance is the fairytale ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ by German author E. T. A. Hoffman. At Christmas, a little girl called Clara receives a gift from her godfather. It is a small soldier with moving parts that functions as a nutcracker. As she falls asleep with her gift in her arms, she dreams of the Mouse King who leads the attack of the mouse army against the Nutcracker, who is wounded. Clara intervenes at the crucial moment and gets rid of the King. Then, miraculously, the Nutcracker is transformed into a prince and invites her to his kingdom. The prince takes her with him to the beautiful Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. There, the fairies of sweets welcome them with beautiful dances, such as the passionate Spanish Dance, the formal and slow Indian Dance, the energetic and wild Russian Dance, the elegant and refined Chinese Dance, as well as the lyrical and emotional French Dance. Clara’s joyful and sweet dream will forever live on in her heart.
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Original Choreography Marius Petipa
Choreography David Wilcox
The Guangzhou Ballet
Sugar Plum Fairy Zhou Yu, Ma MingHao, Wu Qian, Wang Lu
Prince - Nutcracker Di Jian, Huang BaiMao, Ren Nan, Lu Chen Shen
Clara Huang Ping
Drosselmeyer Fogelman Ferdinand
30€ (23€*), 25€ (18€*), 20€ (15€**), 15€ (10€***), 10€
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