Friday 17 December 2010

Christmas Carousel Countdown {8 days}

The Nutcracker :: Sugar Plum Fairy :: marching toy gingerbread soldiers ::

mischievous mice :: crystalline waltzing snowflakes :: Land of Sweets ::

beautiful, beautiful christmas ballet

Dancing in the Land of Snow, a scene from Queensland Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker.

At the Stahlbaum family’s Christmas celebrations, Drosselmeyer weaves his magic and conjures a cast of imaginative characters, including a Prince, a Snow Fairy, and festive dancers from all corners of the globe. Young Clara is swept into a fantasy dream world where toy soldiers come to life and snowflakes dance.

Inspired by the original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, François Klaus’s traditional Nutcracker is a delight, with lavish sets, beautiful costumes and spectacular dancing. With the much-loved music of Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker opens the door to an enchanting world of dance and theatre.

Share the magic with your family at Christmas time! The Queensland Ballet is performing this traditional treat at QPAC until 18 December.  The beautiful music of Tchaikovsky is performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.


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