This Christmas, experience the magic and wonder that The New York Times calls “the unique, original and inimitable Nutcracker.” With Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score, hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and a million watts of illuminated excitement, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is the definitive Christmas must-see for families.
The production features more than 70 New York City Ballet dancers, the 62-piece New York City Ballet Orchestra, and 50 children from the School of American Ballet.
The Nutcracker will be captured in high definition by the award-winning Lincoln Center. Omniverse Vision will then transfer the show via fibre optic cable across the Atlantic for onward transmission to cinemas around the globe over the Christmas season.
New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with an unparalleled active repertory of more than 150 works—most of them created for NYCB—many of which are considered modern masterpieces. The Company was established in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and arts aficionado Lincoln Kirstein. In 1949, Jerome Robbins joined the Company as associate artistic director and, with Balanchine and many guest choreographers, created a varied repertory that grew each season. Now under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, the company has more than 90 dancers, a 62-member orchestra, an official school (the School of American Ballet) and an annual 21-week season in New York, the longest home season of any dance company in the world. Widely acknowledged for its enduring contributions to dance, NYCB is committed to promoting creative excellence and nurturing a new generation of dancers and choreographers. For more information visit www.nycballet.com