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The Nutcracker and I by Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative live performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream.
Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist and invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up. On stage will be a grand piano, played by Dariescu herself, and a professional ballerina will be behind a see-through gauze screen. Projected onto the screen and bringing the story to life are exquisite digital animations, all hand drawn and created in advance by Yeast Culture. They follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ across the screen.
The audience will feel like they are actually part of The Nutcracker story, hearing favourites such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz.
Suitable for children aged 4+.
Duration: 50 minutes