ballet in 2 acts
libretto and choreography of V. Vainonen, Honored Artist of Russia
based on the tale by E. Hoffman, as amended by the People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan G. Tutkibaeva
Duration: 2 hours
Age category: 5+ | the performance is recommended for a children's audience
Drosselmeier, Godfather of Clara
Silberhauses, owners of the house
Franz, brother of Clara
Chocolate (Spanish dance)
Coffee (Oriental dance)
Tea (Chinese dance)
Russian dance "Trepak"
Ladies, gentlemen, children, mice, soldiers, snowflakes, flowers
Symphony orchestra, ballet and choir of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater
Artistic director of the ballet troupe - Gulzhan Tutkibaeva, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Production conductor - Yerbolat Akhmedyarov, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Production designer - Vyacheslav Okunev, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of State Prizes (Russia)
Multimedia artist - Victoria Zlotnikova (Russia)
Chief Choirmaster - Aliya Temirbekova
In a small German town, in the Silberhaus house, guests gather for a Christmas tree. Luxuriously decorated, it delights the children of Silberhaus - Сlara, Franz and little guests.
Children frolic, playing with the gifts.
All the guests gathered, among them Drosselmeier, little Clara's godfather. Children are waiting for him, because the eccentric Drosselmeier always comes up with something funny. Even today, he always presents children with large mechanical dolls in the costumes of Arap, Columbine and Harlequin. The wind-up dolls dance. The kids are delighted, but Drosselmeier has another surprise. This is a new funny toy - Nutcracker, he can crack nuts.
Clara really liked this toy. But the mischievous Franz takes the Nutcracker from his sister and breaks him. Clara is upset, but the godfather fixes the Nutcracker and the party continues.
The guests are performing an old dance.
The ball is over, everyone is leaving, it's time for the children to sleep. Little Clara falls asleep with her favorite toy and finds herself in a magical world.
The magic begins. The Christmas tree grows and reaches gigantic proportions. A lot of glittering lights emerge from the cracks in the floor, more and more of them.
The room is filled with huge gray mice. The terrifying figure of the Mouse King emerges from under the floor. Clara runs to the Nutcracker to seek protection.
The sentry, firing a cannon, gathers the soldiers for battle.
Lead the detachment of soldiers, the Nutcracker engages in battle with the Mouse King and his horde. Seeing the superiority of the enemy troops, Clara helps the Nutcracker. The battle has been won.
The horde of mice has been defeated.
Suddenly, the Nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, and invites Clara to follow him.
They find themselves in a fabulous winter forest surrounded by dancing snowflakes.
The prince and Clara make a journey to the fabulous land of Sweets, where they are greeted with various delicacies.
The holiday begins. One by one, fly unusual dances :
Chocolate (Spanish dance), Coffee (oriental dance), Tea (Chinese dance), Russian dance "Trepak", French dance of shepherds.
Clara and the Nutcracker are happy. Everyone is dancing and having fun, but suddenly the living room of her home reappears.
Clara wakes up after a dreamlike dream and stays with her beloved Nutcracker doll.
the premiere of the performance at the Abay KazNTOB took place in December 2015
In his last ballet, Tchaikovsky addresses the same theme that was embodied in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty - overcoming evil spells by the power of love.
“The Nutcracker is the most perfect artistic phenomenon: a symphony about childhood. . As if the walls of a children's room are moving apart and the thought-dream of the heroine and hero breaks out into a fresh space - into the forest, nature, towards the winds, blizzards, further to the stars and into the pink sea of hopes."
The composer finds vivid expressive means for depicting the two worlds juxtaposed in The Nutcracker: the world of a cozy burgher's life and the mysteriously enticing, bewitching or frightening and darkly mesmerizing fantasy world. With the onset of night, the mysterious world of miracles comes to life and everything around appears in an unusual light disturbing the imagination.