Following their sell-out 2017 performances of "Swan Lake", the Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' returns to Australia to present to perform the The Jewel of Classical Ballet, Tchaikovsky's ageless tale of bravery and dreams masterpiece "The Nutcracker", proudly presented by Grand International Concerts.
"The Nutcracker" is renowned for the genius of Tchaikovsky - he created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written, and Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets takes us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gaslight world of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker Doll and the Magician Drosselmeyer. This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" and "The Waltz Of The Flowers".
"The greatest success of Russian Theatre is undoubtedly Classical Ballet"
Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' was founded in 1990 by its current Artistic Director Elik Melikov - with this delightful production of the much-loved fairytale masterpiece Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' captures the imagination, the passion, humour and magic of the Ballet. Critics have raved with quotes such as "As sweet as a nut, it doesn't get much better than this", "Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for", "you do not have to be a ballerina to love this lavish performance and lush music which magically brings to life one of our most loved tales" and many more.
"Is the Dream for Real....or is it just a Fairytale"
"Moscow Ballet's version of 'The Nutcracker' is the best I've seen. Superb dancing, lavish costumes and spectacular scenery.... It's superb production that does justice to Tchaikovsky's classical music"
- Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre