None Christmas still not without magic, born under the Christmas tree. Love and kindness, all-conquering and enduring. Evil forces trying to take a holiday and to nullify all the efforts of the fabulous fairies. The magic of this fascinating ballet, forcing to forget about the pressing problems and to think about the eternal, to gain commitment and to begin to create the magic of their own lives.
On stage, a kind of magic power over the girl with a compassionate heart - Masha and enchanted prince - the Nutcracker. Only together they can cope with the evil, represented in the form of a jealous king and his greedy mice subjects. Light feeling, as always, fighting the greyness of the crowd, cowardice and greed. And win. The solemn sounds the final chord - and now the audience breathless with emotion looks like Masha and revived the Prince transferred to the country of cute fairies and elves shy.
Ballet choreographer Nacho Duato and art director Gérard Kaplan has its own magic. Every note, every exquisite dance step if destroy the evil spell, shrouded in people's hearts. They thawed, there are the first bright emotions and noble feelings, as if the first snowdrop out of the age-old ice rigidity, routine and habits. Throughout the play the audience as if to re-taught to love, empathize with and enjoy every ray of sunshine, every bird, every day.
Libretto: Marius Petipa based on the fairy tale by E. Hoffmann in the wording of Nacho Duato
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Directed: Nacho Duato
Premiere: 12 December 2013
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission