The Nutcracker  dance

Morrison School of Dance

Sunday 29th May, 2.30pm

Morrison School of Dance is excited to be back on the stage of the Ballina Arts Centre. 

This year's show is The Nutcracker Ballet with children from the schools in Swinford and Ballina.

The Nutcracker is an 1892 two-act ballet, with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from ETA Hoffmann's 1816 short story ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’.

Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. The complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies around the world. The ballet's score has been used in several film adaptations of Hoffmann's story.

Tickets: €10. Early booking advised.