Nutcracker D’Cirque casts a thrilling new light!on E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic holiday tale, The Nutcracker. Masters of the unexpected, cordis, provide a brilliant live re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s classic score, as dramatic cirque characters bring the timeless story to life. A fantastic cast of dancers, acrobatics, and aerialists assume the roles of the traditional ballet. Nutcracker D’Cirque fuses a perfect balance of holiday magic with cutting-edge theatrics to engage audiences of all ages.
A festive atmosphere fills the stage as guests arrive to celebrate Christmas Eve with Clara and her family. The bizarre partygoers dance, exchange gifts and admire the spectacular Christmas tree. In a dramatic entrance, Clara’s Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives with his entourage and entertains all with his eccentric acrobatics. He presents gifts to the children, saving the most exquisite for his favorite niece, offering her a magnificent Nutcracker doll.
The party winds down and Clara must leave her beloved Nutcracker doll under the tree as she is sent to bed. Once everyone else is asleep, Clara tiptoes back to the tree to rescue the Nutcracker doll. She falls asleep and has an incredible dream.
Strange things begin to happen as the Christmas tree grows to fantastic proportions. Toy soldiers come to life and battle with the army of mice that has invaded Clara’s home. Uncle Drosselmeyer appears and slays the King of Mice. He then transforms Clara’s Nutcracker doll into a handsome prince.
Clara and the Nutcracker Prince travel through the Land of Snow, an enchanted wonderland where they are welcomed by a flurry of dancing snowflakes. The journey continues into the Kingdom of Sweets where Clara and the Prince are entertained by various treats from around the world.