A Multimedia performance with live music and classical ballet (United Kingdom) June 9, 2019 at 9:00 PM, Al Madina Theatre
The Nutcracker and I, by British-Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative 50-minute live performance for piano, ballerina and digital animation. On stage will be a grand piano, played by Dariescu herself, and a ballerina behind a see-through gauze screen. Projected onto the gauze, and bringing the story to life, are exquisite digital animations. They follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they 'dance' across the screen. The audience will feel like they are actually in and a part of The Nutcracker story.
After the highly acclaimed premiere of this production at Barbican’s Milton Court in December 2017, Alexandra will take the Nutcracker on a world tour, performing across Europe at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Bozar Brussels, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Konserthuset Göteborg, King’s Place London, amongst others, as well as touring China, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Alexandra has just released an audio book of the same name on the Signum label, with the story written by Jessica Duchen and narrated by celebrated TV children’s presenter Lindsey Russell.