George Balanchines The Nutcracker New York Tickets
The New York City Ballet is one of the signature things about this great city. Everyone who is known to visit New York is advised to go see the City Ballet. And during the holiday period, the company pulls out all stops for a show-stopping production. They are not disappointing this year either, as all of the company’s dancers, performers and technicians are going into George Balanchine’s production of “The Nutcracker”. The classic Russian ballet piece by Tchaikovsky is one of the most celebrated of classical plays and a crowd favorite as well. Suitable for the whole family, George Balanchines The Nutcracker New York tickets are an excellent venture into a wonderful holiday tradition.
About “The Nutcracker”
“The Nutcracker” is one of those rare ballet pieces that are still revisited by companies today. It was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. It was adapted by Alexander Dumas Pere from E.T.A Hoffman’s story by the same title. The composition of music and choreography was presented by Tchaikovsky whose influence on the piece allows for people to identify it as seminal work. Since its first production, “The Nutcracker” has been toured around the globe by more than twenty ballet institutions.
The piece is divided into two acts and depicts a family on Christmas Eve. Celebrations are in full swing, but one little girl’s imagination brings the magic of Christmas alive. Enchanted forests and Snow Queens perform beautiful dances that entrance audiences and the power of love and togetherness shines through this play. It is a visual auditory treat unlike any other.
The George Balanchine Effect
George Balanchine is one of the leading choreographers and ballet directors in New York and is responsible for this production of “The Nutcracker”. Despite upholding the grandeur of the original production, Balanchine employs contemporary lighting and stage elements to the production in order to enhance an audience’s imagination. On one side of the stage, a one-ton Christmas tree grows from an initial twelve to an eventual forty feet! Mother Ginger makes an appearance in all her glory, nine feet wide and weighing 85 pounds. The costume is in actual fact handled by three people at a time and moves about via a pulley.
However, this is merely cracking the wonders that are achieved in “The Nutcracker”. Buy your George Balanchines The Nutcracker New York tickets now and see many more for yourself.