The Nutcracker

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Concert Information

Bernhard Gueller, conductor
Halifax Dance
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Dancers from Ballet Jörgen:
- Junior Gaspar Caballero
- Hannah Mae Cruddas
- Adrián Ramírez Juarez
- Ayva Rossouw-Holland
On the program

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker


Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker is Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition! When a little girl’s toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she meets magical creatures, colourful new friends, and the ferocious Mouse Queen. Complete with larger-than-life puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a seasonal adventure for all ages.

NEW THIS YEAR! The principal roles of Clara and the Nutcracker will be performed by professional dancers from Canada’s Ballet Jorgen.

Hear from Maestro Bernhard Gueller about conducting The Nutcracker!

Check out this preview of The Nutcracker performance!

Clara’s Gifts: A retelling of the Nutcracker story

claras-gifts-coverThis gorgeously illustrated picture book tells the unique Nutcracker story presented annually since 1991 by Symphony Nova Scotia in partnership with Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia under the artistic leadership of choreographer Leica Hardy. The lush illustrations by Emma van Zeumeren capture the magic, movement, and Art Nouveau-inspired design of the beloved stage production and perfectly complement the enchanting story, as told by co-authors Marianne Ward and Leica Hardy, of Clara’s overnight journey from timid, fearful girl to confident young woman, thanks to the gifts of kindness, loyalty, friendship, and a very special nutcracker.

To purchase copies of the book, please fill out the order form here.

"The Nutcracker is a visual narrative of luscious delights – beautiful costumes, impressive set design and at its core, a story of love and courage."

The Coast, 2014

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