Nutcracker Diary
November 12 – 13 days to go until the premiere
Today you will see a short glimpse into the rehearsals of the butterflies. So that the dancers get used to their wings it is important to include them directly in the process of creating the choreography.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 11 – 14 days to go until the premiere
In order to get a feel for the set, it is important to consider the proportions of the stage. The rehearsal stage of the new John Cranko School is ideal for this as it is the same size as the opera house stage.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 10 – 15 days to go until the premiere
Today we visit a rehearsal of the Harlequins. Choreographer Edward Clug uses ladders for this part of the choreography, on which the dancers hang, climb and dance.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 09 – 16 days to go until the premiere
The role of Clara has several casts, and each of the dancers needs a costume tailored to her size. Here you can see two of our Claras, Principal Dancers Agnes Su and Anna Osadcenko trying on their Clara dresses.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 08 – 17 days to go until the premiere
Today brings a glimpse into the rehearsals for the deer and the stag. The front hooves of the deer and stag are represented by crutches, which will, of course, be “in costume” on stage.

Photos: Roman Novitzky

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Nutcracker Diary
November 07 – 18 days to go until the premiere
The 5-headed Mouse King is the bad guy of our story. Today we take a look at a costume fitting with designer Jürgen Rose and see how five dancers become one mouse king.


Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 6 – 19 days to go until the premiere
Today we take a peek into the rehearsals for the fairies of the forest including the queen of the forest. The fairies of the forest "replace" the snowflakes in Clug's Nutcracker - because they will dance to the famous Snowflake Waltz.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nussknacker Tagebuch
November 5 – 20 days to go until the premiere
As anyone who has seen our Nutcracker posters in the city knows: the walnut is a central theme of our new production. Therefore, the stage design includes huge, oversized nuts. Here you can see some detail shots and the creation process of the nuts.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 04 – 21 days to go until the premiere
Our artist in residence and house photographer Roman Novitzky has grabbed his camera and captured some insights into the making of Edward Clug's The Nutcracker.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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