Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 17th-Saturday 19th December 2020
The Nutcracker ballet is a magical, festive, family treat about a Christmas gathering and a young girl's dream about her gift of a nutcracker becoming a handsome young man. He takes her on a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they are welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Tchaikovsky's evocative music describes so beautifully this remarkable, heart-warming ballet.
The new and exciting point of difference with this production is that it will be a true community and collaborative affair - involving dance students from the region onstage with professional dancers, performers from some of our diverse cultural communities adding their colour and flavour, local artists designing and fabricating the sets and props, and little touches will make it a truly Top of the South and New Zealand presentation.