BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

first_imgBallet Ireland brings a magical seasonal favourite to audiences in Donegal this week with ‘The Nutcracker’.Expect dazzling performances, sparkling costumes, nostalgia andfantasy and enjoy one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular scores featuringthe Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.This Ballet Ireland production has sixteen of the top Irish andinternational dancers who have travelled from as far afield as Japanand Australia to dance with the company. Set on Christmas Eve, after the tree has been admired, presents givenout to the children, and everyone gone to bed, little Clara returns tothe sitting room to check on a gift broken earlier by her brother –the Nutcracker.As the clock strikes midnight, mice begin to fill the room and theNutcracker grows to life-size. Clara is thrust into a battle betweenan army of tin soldiers led by The Nutcracker, and the mice led by theMouse King. Having overcome the Mouse King, Clara and The Nutcracker, now a Prince, travel to Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of Sweets.With sets by Zia Holly and costumes by Werner Dittrich, BalletIreland’s ‘The Nutcracker’ sparkles with the joy and imagination of achildhood Christmas.An enduring seasonal favourite with appeal for every member of the family, this two-act ballet adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s novelpremiered in St. Petersburg on 18th December 1892 and today is one ofthe most popular of all ballets. Ballet Ireland presents The Nutcracker at An Grianán Theatre this Friday 26th of October @ 8pm..Tickets are from €10 available from the box office on 074 91 20777.  BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’last_img

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