Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director, said, In 2020, the tradition lives on. An old family friend Dr Drosselmeyer arrives bringing along his nephew, a handsome soldier. In this beautiful production specially created for this holiday season, dancers and musicians take you on a whirlwind tour of the classic ballet’s most popular moments, with Tchaikovsky’s famous score played live. Drosselmeyer – James Streeter Royal Opera House: Nutcracker returns to the stage for Christmas THE ROYAL Ballet returned in triumphant style to cheering crowds this weekend with a fully staged Nutcracker. __________________________________, (07/12/2020) English National Ballet 41 Hopewell Square, London, E14 0SY 020 7581 1245 info@ballet.org.uk __________________________________, (25/12/2020) English National Ballet has been performing a version of Nutcracker every year since 1950. Nutcracker Doll – Aitor Arrieta Nutcracker Delights (English National Ballet) Dance, Ballet. English National Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' They say that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. You can change these settings at any time. Spanish – Ivana Bueno, Jung ah Choi, Daniel McCormick English National Ballet has staged a production of The Nutcracker every year since 1950. Ruth Barnes, a long-time supporter of English National Ballet, has watched our Company perform Nutcracker every year since 1972: she shared some of her memories with us. Learn more about the cookies we use. London Coliseum, London, UK; December 13, 2014 Jessica Wilson With a gorgeous overture to enjoy; English National Ballet’s sparkling “Nutcracker” got off to a fine start right from the raising of the beautiful front cloth. Performance dates & times Nutcracker - English National Ballet is not available to book, please sign up to our newsletter … See the Coliseum website for more details.. Coliseum, London Judith Mackrell. Nutcracker Delights is a specially adapted version of the Christmas classic which sees the company perform a showcase of the ballet's most popular moments, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's famous score played by musicians from English National Ballet Philharmonic. London Coliseum, London, UK; December 11, 2013 Charlotte Kasner From the sumptuous front cloth it is obvious from the outset that Wayne Eagling’s “Nutcracker” is going to dispense with garishness and novelty. __________________________________, (09/01/2021) Design – Peter Farmer ... and coming to the London Coliseum in this heavily-truncated ‘best of’-style version from English National Ballet. The recording features the debut performance of new ENB principal, Natascha Mair. On Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas, and the pair go on an enchanted adventure to discover a magical world. Office. This Nutcracker has something for everyone whether you are 8 or 80. So, whilst the ballet differs in the detail compared to the source material, it is still basically the same. Thankfully for their fans, ENB decided to film it and make the recording available free online (until 23 January 2021) as a much-needed uplifting gift at the close of their 70th Anniversary year. __________________________________, (02/01/2021) Sugar Plum Fairy – Erina Takahashi The always reliable English National Ballet Philharmonic may have been reduced to less than 40 but the masked Gavin Sutherland conducted them with the lightest of touches in his new orchestral arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s musical confection. SINCE 1999 A LIVE REVIEW SITE FOR OPERA, BALLET, CONCERTS, BROADCASTS, AND THEATRE, United Kingdom English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas treat. Clara – Natascha Mair Filmed at the London Coliseum on 18 & 19.12.2020 and now available on YouTube. Drosselmeyer is something of a magician and entertains the children with his puppet theatre. From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat. For Nutcracker Delights the dulcet tones of Simon Callow describes all of this after having begun in familiar fashion – as for all good fairy-tales – ‘Once upon a time Clara’s family were having a Christmas party’. Drosselmeyer magically repairs the doll and as the evening grows late, the guests depart, and the children go to bed. Traditionally, it starts with Clara’s family hosting a party for family and friends on Christmas Eve in their grand home. English National Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' They say that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. Lighting – David Richardson, Cast: English National Ballet has been performing a version of Nutcracker every year since 1950. Well if English National Ballet’s production of the festive classic is anything to go by, I think that a Nutcracker free Christmas sounds pretty good. 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However, this can result in some functions no longer being available. English National Ballet The Nutcracker London, Coliseum 16 December 2015 Gallery of pictures by Dave Morgan www.ballet.org.uk. English National Ballet’s Nutcracker first act demonstrates the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties, with beautiful screen projections of scattered snow flurries. 70 years later, this tradition lives on, spreading some much-needed Christmas cheer at a time when we all could use it most! The Nutcracker, staged by the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum, makes a good introduction to ‘grown-up’ ballet for children over five years old. Mouse King – Daniel Kraus This website uses cookies to improve your experience and to show you personalised content. English National Ballet: Nutcracker Delights English National Ballet: Nutcracker Delights. Peter Farmer’s gorgeous cloth lifts to reveal a Dickensian Christmas card scene, complete […] English National Ballet’s Nutcracker opens at the Coliseum on 13 th December. English National Ballet to deliver special Nutcracker inspired workshops to care homes this Christmas This December (8 & 9), English National Ballet will deliver a series of three virtual workshops inspired by the classic festive ballet, Nutcracker, to residents at Barchester care homes. Choreography – Wayne Eagling (based on a concept by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling) Principal Cast Erina Takahashi – Clara Hailed “the best Nutcracker on the planet” by The Globe and Mail, The National Ballet of Canada’s acclaimed production features 233 performers – 50 dancers, 98 children from Canada’s National Ballet School and high schools all over Toronto, 65 musicians and 20 young singers from VIVA! In contrast to the lovely winter scene, slapstick comedy ensues as ice skaters shove each other, topple over and hurl snowballs, which children will especially appreciate. The performance will run for approximately 75 minutes with no interval. Flowers – Claire Barrett, Rebecca Blenkinsop, Emilia Cadorin, Julia Conway, Giorgio Garrett, Kevin Hale, Thomas Holdsworth, Sarah Kundi, Van Le Ngoc, Victor Prigent, Eric Snyder, Emily Suzuki. There were some accomplished fouettés from Carolyne Galvao at the climax of the Chinese Dance and an exuberant Russian Dance showcased Ken Saruhashi jumping and spinning with panache. The Mouse King is finally vanquished and Drosselmeyer orchestrates the celebratory dances (Spanish Dance, Russian Dance, Chinese Dance, and ‘Waltz of the Flowers’) and as a finale, Clara (as the Sugar Plum Fairy) and the nephew (as the Prince) dance the traditional pas de deux. A gift to English National Ballet School is an investment in the future of dance. Hoffmann’s 1816 tale (The Nutcracker and the Mouse King) and when Marius Petipa choreographed a ballet of this story in 1892, he based it on a version by Alexander Dumas. The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada 470 Queens Quay West Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4 416 345 9686. In 2020, the tradition lives on. From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas treat. The living room fills with an army of rats and mice, led by the fierce Mouse King. Nutcracker has its origins in E.T.A. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. 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Nevertheless, huge congratulations to ENB for letting their devotees worldwide an opportunity to see the company on their ‘home’ stage when the wretched pandemic has kept them away from it for so long. In this beautiful production specially created for this holiday season, dancers and musicians take you on a whirlwind tour of the classic ballet’s most popular moments, with Tchaikovsky’s famous score played live. The English National Ballet performance of The Nutcracker runs at the Coliseum until 5 January 2020. The English National Ballet’s magical adaptation of Nutcracker will return to the London Coliseum for the fifth consecutive year for a Christmas 2020 season. (Don’t think too much about the plot but just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.) In 2020, the tradition lives on. The interactive ‘Nutcracker Christmas Specials’ each focus on a different aspect of the ballet. @judithmackrell Fri 9 Dec 2011 13.15 EST First published on Fri 9 Dec 2011 13.15 EST. London Coliseum, London The timeless Christmas story of Nutcracker makes its way back to the London Coliseum, despite the rumours about Christmas being cancelled this year, for a truly special performance by the brilliant English National Ballet. privacy and cookies. The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one. __________________________________, (21/12/2020) Music – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (reduced orchestration by Gavin Sutherland) Arturo Jacobus, president and CEO of the Atlanta Ballet, said the company’s videographer is fashioning a full-length “Nutcracker” on film, editing together video of performances in the Fox Theatre with those from the company’s debut of the new “Nutcracker” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., last year. The English National Ballet is unveiling a boxful of delicious ballet this Christmas as it premieres a unique, shortened version of The Nutcracker.The exclusive production will feature some of the most iconic sequences and dances from the famous ballet for a socially-distanced audience. The Saturday matinee lived up to its name with hoards of families with small children in attendance, but that made […] English National Ballet has been performing productions of The Nutcracker at the Coliseum for 20 years; and the company was not about to break the tradition in … The English National Ballet will perform The Nutcracker in London between 17th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021. __________________________________, (24/12/2020) Dancers out of step at times, too much of the mice and not enough of the Ballerinas who seemed to be centre-stage for no more than 10 minutes (this was intended course, but not very Christmassy). 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