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The Nutcracker
by Yuri Grigorovich


Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall

This dazzling show by Bolshoi legend Yuri Grigorovich featuring the Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia and Bolshoi principal dancers promises to be the most spectacular performance of Christmas Athens.

Since the middle of the 20th century, Grigorovich’s name has been synonymous to Bolshoi, the most important theatre of Moskow. Serving as its artistic director for 31 years, Grigorovich remains an indefatigable choreographer and teacher. The most important living choreographer of Russian classical ballet, Grigorovich celebrates this year his 90th birthday, and theatres worldwide pay tribute to his legendary choreographies. Alexandra Trianti Hall at Megaron presents his historical choreography for the most beautiful Christmas story.

The Nutcracker
Ballet in two acts based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairy-tale
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (based on Marius Petipa’s adaptation)
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Set and costume designer: Simon Virsaladze

Eleonora Sevenard & Alexander Volchkov (Bolshoi Ballet)
Corps de ballet of the Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia