DANCE
CHRISTMAS THEATER / ATHENS

Nutcracker

Athens and Christmas Theater welcomes “Nutcracker” by Kiev City Ballet on Christmas Day, for 3 performances only, on December 25 & 26.

One of the world's leading ballets, Kiev City Ballet, presents the most beautiful Christmas tale, The Nutcracker, following their performances in Chicago and New York. The Nutcracker rightly holds a special place in the ballet's repertoire and is now an integral part of the magic of Christmas. The plot is based on Alexander Dumas' adaptation of the fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the King of the Mice" by E.T.A. Hoffman. Christmas provides the perfect setting for this fantastic story. Fantasy and reality coexist through strange and wondrous incidents to create a fascinating story, choreographed by Vasili Vainonen. The brilliant music written by Tchaikovsky is one of the most recognizable in the international repertoire. Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker for the Kirov Ballets (now known as the Marinsky Ballets) in 1892. Its brilliant orchestration and harmonious melodic passages have charmed and moved people of all ages and ethnicities throughout the ages.

The leading roles are performed by two internationally acclaimed soloists of the Kiev Ballets.
Clara-Maria: Oksana Bondarenko
Prince- Nutcracker: Danyil Podhrushko

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