Unveiling the Enchantment: Czech National Ballet’s Open Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” at The National Theatre (Národní divadlo)

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into Tchaikovsky's Classic at the Heart of European Ballet in Turin and DANCE ON Project

by Ballet Magazine
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In the heart of the captivating world of ballet, the Czech National Ballet, under the banner of the ND Ballet Company, extends its warmest greetings from the picturesque Turin, Italy. Amidst the breathtaking performance of “Sleeping Beauty” – with eleven shows to mesmerize the audience – the company doesn’t pause, immersing itself in the iconic holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.”

This festive season, we invite you to join us for an exclusive event – the open rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” on December 21st, a unique “run-through” experience. As we dive into the enchanting realm of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, you’re cordially invited to witness the magic unfold before your eyes.

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DANCE ON: A Gateway to Artistic Exploration

This special presentation is part of DANCE ON, an innovative educational initiative hosted at the prestigious New Stage, which is none other than the renowned Národní divadlo, meaning The National Theatre in Czech. DANCE ON goes beyond the ordinary, offering open classes, individual training sessions, and a choreographic laboratory, fostering the discovery of new artistic creations. The program seamlessly integrates with ND Ballet’s established tradition of engaging ballet workshops, autograph sessions, dramaturgical introductions, podcasts, and more.

Meet the Visionaries Behind the Magic & Join this artistic journey, led by renowned creators shaping the ballet landscape:

Choreography: Youri Vàmos

Staging: Joyce Cuoco, Youri Vàmos, Alexey Afanasiev

Ballet Master: Alexey Afanasiev, Michaela Černá, Jiří Kodym

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Wishing you a magical Advent and joyous Christmas holidays – “The Nutcracker” as you’ve never seen it awaits!

In this pilot episode at the National Theatre, you’re invited behind the scenes to witness the rehearsal of “The Nutcracker – A Christmas Story.” Have you ever experienced a run-through? It’s an integral part of the performance preparation, showcasing the entire production with dedication. Under the guidance of Ballet Master Alexey Afanasiev, you’ll witness immediate remarks and corrections. The dancers, clad in training attire, will perform to the accompaniment of a piano or recording, providing a unique glimpse into their daily routine and the meticulous preparations that bring the production to life.

Immerse yourself in the creation of theatrical magic, where artists and staff contribute to an addictive experience with its own set of rules and enchanting effects.

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