The Nutcracker


This spectacle is devoted to the 120th anniversary of its premiere on stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in 1892. The libretto for the ballet was created by Marius Petipa based on the fairy- tale «The Nutcracker and the Mouse King» by E.T.A Hoffmann.

A legendary spectacle «The Nutcracker» in the version of «TALARIUM ET LUX», Theatre of Russian Ballet is a bright unique ballet extravaganza staged in classical choreography of Vasiliy Vainonen accompanied by lighting show with multimedia decorations.

A rehearsal process lasted for about a year, the result of this work was creation of a harmonious team. A great number of animation artists, designers, more than 30 ballet artists from Moscow and all over Russia helped to produce on stage such a complex performance.

People involved in work are: a legend of the World ballet, a People’s artist of the USSR Mikhail Lavrovsky, Honoured artist of RSFSR Boris Blankov (the Mariinsky Theatre), a dance coach of Choreography School of San-Francisco (USA) – Marina Aleksandrova, a dance coach and choreographer Yuriy Romashko, an outstanding costume designer Dmitriy Paradizov. The theatre team worked on fitting the production in multimedia decorations. Beauty and the highest level of dance performance of «TALARIUMET LUX» dance crew combined with complex technological systems will make you believe in theatre magic, believe in Hoffmann’s fairy-tale becoming alive on stage.

Age restriction: (6+)
Performance duration: 2 h. 10 min.


A short film-introduction of scenes from «The Nutcracker» spectacle

The premiere took place on RAMT stage, on May, 17th 2013.

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