2015

The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse

Prague National Theatre

Ballet - by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - A story abounding in poetics, humour, images and magic will unfurl to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s celebrated and sublime music.

After 10 years of performing the stage director and choreographer Youri Vàmos’s singular and extremely successful version, we are preparing a brand-new production, created by Petr Zuska, Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet.

< Nikola Márová - photo by Martin Divíšek

The legendary Christmas tale, based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s spellbinding story and adapted by the choreographer Marius Petipa, will be presented in a new, original spirit.

< Ondřej Vinklát - photo by Martin Divíšek

Giovanni Rotolo and Miho Ogimoto - photo by Martin Divíšek

A story abounding in poetics,

< Štěpán Pechar and Nikola Márová - photo by Martin Divíšek

...humour,

Mathias Deneux a žáci Baletní přípravky ND - photo by Martin Divíšek

...images,

< corps de ballet of NT - photo by Martin Divíšek

...and magic -

Giovanni Rotolo and Miho Ogimoto - photo by Martin Divíšek

will unfurl to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s celebrated and sublime music.

< Andrea Kramešová and Francesco Scarpato - photo by P. Hejný

The magic of winter, Advent and Christmas, the mystery of Prague, Czech and Central European Yuletide traditions,

< Marek Svobodník a pupils of ballet academy of the NT - photo by Martin Divíšek

and, naturally, unlimited freedom, imagination of the child’s soul and dreams.

< pupils of the ballet academy of the National Theatre - photo by Martin Divíšek

Zuzana Šimáková - photo by P. Hejný

Nikola Márová - photo by P. Hejný

Mathias Deneux and Kristina Kornová - photo by P. Hejný

Aya Watanabe - photo by P. Hejný

Andrea Kramešová, Francesco Scarpato - photo by Martin Divíšek

Zuzana Šimáková, Mathias Deneux, Kristina Kornová - photo by Martin Divíšek

Marek Svobodník, Aya Watanabe - photo by P. Hejný

Alina Nanu a Ondřej Vinklát
Foto M.Divíšek

Aya Watanabe and student of the Ballet academy of the NT - photo by Martin Divíšek

Nikola Márová - photo by Martin Divíšek

Matěj Šust - photo by Martin Divíšek

The Prague National Theatre
Credits: Story

Libretto: Petr Zuska, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Choreography & Stage direction: Petr Zuska
Conductor: Václav Zahradník, Sergej Poluektov
Sets: Pavel Svoboda
Costumes: Alexandra Grusková
Light-design: Daniel Tesař
Animation: Šimon Koudela, Karel Mařík
Photo: Martin Divíšek, Pavel Hejný

Duration of the performance 2 hours and 15 minutes, 1 intermission

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