Moscow Ballet performs ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’

The classic, colorful, magical Nutcracker. Photo: copyright Moscow Ballet

The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without a performance of The Nutcracker. With Bolshoi Ballet and Juilliard roots and award-winning dancers, The Great Russian Nutcracker will delight all with its larger-than-life magical props, backdrops with three-dimensional effects, and lavish costumes. Exclusive to this production (and instead of the Land of Sugar Plum Fairies) is the Land of Peace and Harmony, where — imagine — all creatures from all cultures live accordingly: Two dancers form a soaring white Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan; and Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabian, and Russian dances represent the unique attributes of each country: strength from the Spanish bull, imagination from the French unicorn,
playfulness from the Chinese dragon, wisdom from the Arabian elephants, and strength from the Russian bear. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, $70–$90,



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