The music Tchaikovsky composed for The Nutcracker in 1982 is now seared into the minds of more or less everyone on Earth. Whether or not you think you’ve heard it, you probably have, but The Nutcracker didn’t reach peak popularity until the 1960s.
Nowadays it is an important part of Christmas for so many people, featuring an enchanted wonderland to which Marie, the protagonist, is taken by a nutcracker given to her by her godfather. From marzipan shepherds to dancing snowflakes Marie meets a number of magical beings that enchant the audience and all whilst dancing the most incredible ballet.
This year, from November 26 until December 22 The Royal Danish Theatre is putting on the most spectacular interpretation of The Nutcracker from the immensely talented George Balanchine. He co-founded The New York City Ballet, and although he passed away in the ’80s he’s still considered one of the most influential choreographers ever.
His interpretation of The Nutcracker has been around since 1954, and audiences have loved it ever since. You can catch this magical production at Det Kongelige Teater for around 135 DKK, but hurry because dates are already starting to sell out! You can book your seats on the website and enjoy the festive wonderland created for you by talented ballerinas on stage.