A fairy-tale ballet in two acts, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, based on the tale by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”
Choreography Sergei Bobrov
The story tells of little Marie who dreams of a real Christmas present, but instead she gets a nutcracker in the form of a soldier in a beautiful uniform. The dream come true after all – while sleeping Marie is in a magic kingdom where she dances in the arms of her Prince Nutcracker. She experiences wonderful adventures, meets a king and a queen, mice and a whole army of tin soldiers. Her dolls show charming dances from Spain, China, Russia, France, and at the end they all dance a happy final waltz.