The Bolshoi Ballet: THE NUTCRACKER

Director: Vincent Bataillon. Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, based on the 1892 original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

140 min. with one intermission.

Screenwriter: Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich, based on the fairy-tale by T.E.A. Hoffman. Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky.

Cast: Alexei Loparevich, Ekaterina Barykina, Ekaterina Krysanova Fritz, Nina Biryukova, Denis Savin, Semyon Chudin, Alexander Vodopetov, Georgy Gusev, Stanislava Postnova, Elizaveta Kruteleva, Alexei Putintsev, Xenia Zhiganshina, Artur Mkrtchyan, Yulia Skvortsova, Anton Savichev, Maria Mishina, Egor Sharkov, Yanina Parienko, Nikita Kapustin, Antonina Chapkina, Klim Efimov


Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet performs the festive dance classic, in a live transmission at Cinestudio! Just about every ballet dancer has cut their teeth on The Nutcracker, from Vaslav Nijinsky to Rudolph Nureyev to Gelsey Kirkland. With the iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this beautiful holiday tale celebrates the limitless imagination of childhood. Boldly interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will thrill the whole family with its magic, proving that one is never too young, too old, or too jaded to be swept away byThe Nutcracker’s enchantment.

“Something happens when you hear those first pizzicato strings. Call it magic, call it what you will. It gets you every time.” – Luke Jennings, The Guardian.