Der Nussknacker
Hessisches Staatsballett


Thu 31.10, 19.30 h / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden - Großes Haus
19 h Introduction

Sat 16.11., 19.30 h / Staatstheater Darmstadt - Großes Haus


Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Staatstheater Darmstadt

approx. 120 Minutes

Der Nussknacker is one of the world’s most popular story ballets. The focus of the new version of this ballet classic, which Tim Plegge creates for the Hessische Staatsballett, is the story of Marie, who is given a nutcracker as a present on Christmas Eve. She takes it with her on trips through the sugar land, through hopes, wishes and dreams in which the contours between daily life and projections become blurry. Marie begins to believe that she can find what she thinks she misses the most in the dream world, at least until everything also becomes unbalanced here as well. In Plegge’s version, in which fairy-tale elements and the daily life of bare-bones family Christmases intertwine, the story’s dark and bizarre aspects also have their place.

Choreography: Tim Plegge

Music: Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

Set: Frank Philipp Schlößmann

Costumes: Judith Adam

Musical Direction: Patrick Lange / Michael Nündel

Light design: Tanja Rühl

Dramaturgy: Karin Dietrich

Dance: Hessisches Staatsballett

Orchestra: Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden / Staatsorchester Darmstadt


Photo: Oliver Rossi