Rediscover one of the world’s most celebrated ballets: The Nutcracker! Many dance specialists have taken on the task of choreographing Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. In this production, you can find Vasily Vainonen’s choreography after Petipa and Ivanov. It is the main one performed in Russia by the Bolshoi or Mariinsky Theatres. Rediscover this marvellous masterpiece which, alongside being a treat for the eyes, is a profound reflection on the end of childhood, the entrance into adulthood, and all the upheavals that accompany this transition.

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Stream The Nutcracker, the celebrated ballet of Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov, and Vainonen on! is the best online platform for streaming The Nutcracker, the masterpiece of Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov, and Vainonen live, on replay or VOD, offering you a virtual ticket to the most exciting productions with the world’s best artists captured in HD video. The ballet The Nutcracker is closely connected to another one of Tchaikovsky’s works, the one-act opera Iolanta. In fact, both works were conceived as two parts of a gala, commissioned by the Russian Imperial Theatres. The works were therefore premiered on the same day: December 18, 1892. The choreography of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker was that of Marius Petipa, who created it with his assistant, Lev Ivanov. In 1934, it was Vassily Vainonen’s turn to create a new choreography for the Kirov ballet, which would become the reference version in Russia. 

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The Nutcracker of Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov, and Vainonenon is one the world’s most celebrated ballets. The composition adapts a work by Alexandre Dumas, who was himself inspired by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann’s fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It is the story of a little girl, Clara, who receives a nutcracker for Christmas. In the night, she has an incredible dream: her nutcracker springs to life and protects her during a terrible battle against the mice…At the end of it, the king of mice dies and Clara’s nutcracker transforms into a prince. They then leave together to travel to the country of sweets. For his ballet The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky created a score which became one of the most well-known in the repertoire and in the entire world! Everyone has heard an extract from the Waltz of the Snowflakes, or Waltz of the Flowers…Rediscover The Nutcracker of Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov, and Vainonenon on!