Enjoy the Magic of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (1892) in a groundbreaking multimedia performance that combines music, dance and digital animation.
Alexandria Dariescu, Romania’s most celebrated young
pianist, brings The Nutcracker and I, a 50-min live performance
in which the audience experiences the enchanting
story of The Nutcracker through the eyes of Clara. A grand
piano, played by Dariescu herself, fills the stage while
Canadian ballerina Désirée Ballantyne performs behind a
transparent gauze screen. Projected onto the gauze and
bringing the story to life are exquisite animations, which
appear to dance across the scene. Featured throughout
are musical favourites such as Dance of the Sugar Plum
Fairy, Pas de Deux, and Flower Waltz. The Nutcracker and I
invites the audience to use their imagination and become
part of the fairy tale themselves.
Romanian-born British sensation Alexandra Dariescu (°1985) dazzles audiences and critics worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. After performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and London’s Royal Albert Hall, she now visits Luxembourg as part of EUROPALIA ROMANIA. Since its highly-acclaimed premiere, her production The Nutcracker and I has been travelling around the world. In 2013, Alexandra received the UK’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture Category. Two years later, she became the youngest musician to be awarded the Custodian of the Romanian Crown Medal.