The Nutcracker
A special charm of the performance of Saint-Petersburg Arts-Michel Centre is in return to its original version staged in glorious Mariinsky Theatre in 1892.
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Saint Petersburg Classical Ballet
Music by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski
Choreography by Mikhail Venshchikov
With the stars of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres
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21-23 DEC
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On Christmas night, the good wizard Drosselmeyer makes little Masha see a vision that erases the borders between reality and dreams. Masha's Christmas gift, a Nutcracker, turns both into her fearless champion in the fight against mice, and the charming prince who awakens her heart to the first feelings of romance.
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The Nutcracker as directed 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 pieces that will be reenacted for the first time in 100 years, such as the legendary Adagio à l'Echarpe from Act 1.
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Both children and adults will definitely enjoy their chance to be immersed in the atmosphere of a winter fairy tale. The Nutcracker by the St. Petersburg Classical Ballet will provide an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience for the whole family.
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Arts Center Saint-Michel's dedication to the traditions of the St. Petersburg school of ballet ensures uniformity in the performing style that is crucial for such ballets as The Nutcracker and The Swan Lake.The Belgian audience is well acquainted with Arts Center Saint-Michel. Its most recent projects were Grand Ballet Gala, presented in 2017 in Antwerp, Gent and Brussels; The Nutcracker, performed in December 2017 in Brussels; One-Act Ballets Night, including Les Sylphides (F. Chopin) and Aurora's Wedding (P.Il. Tchaikovsky), presented in June – July 2018 in Brussels, Ostende, Spa, Mortsel and Waterloo.
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Students of the Conservatoire de la Danse de Bruxelles, headed by Menia Martinez and Jean Paul Dimmers, and StichtingKlassiekeDans, headed by Johan Goessens will be involved in presenting The Nutcracker on the stage of Bozar Theater.
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