The success Nutcracker back in Stockholm in time for Christmas!

By on September 18, 2018

The Nutcracker was played for out sold houses at Dansens Hus in March and then went on a tour in Germany and Switzerland. Now we are pleased to introduce another 17 performances in Stockholm between December 14, 2018 – January 5, 2019 at Hangaren Subtopia in Alby. The Nutcracker then goes on a European Tour to Hanover, Stuttgart and Berlin.

– It’s extra fun to play the show at Christmas time because it’s so strongly associated with Christmas! says Fredrik Benke Rydman. We have long wanted to do it and give the set that frame. Now we got the chance and took it straight away.

“A wicked story with amazing music”. So described the former Bounce dancer and choreographer behind the international success Svansjön, Fredrik Benke Rydman, Nutcracker before the premier 2016. In his hands, the 19th-century ballet classics transformed into a spectacular stage show with street dances and urgent themes as well as newly written music by Danny Saucedo and Anna Ternheim.

The Nutcracker is best known as a ballet based on E T A Hoffmann’s horror story of 1816 with music by Pjotr Tchaikovsky. The original saga Christmas celebrations at a wealthy family are replaced in Rydman’s version to a considerably more rugged environment when the action is upgraded to the present. Instead of the tip of the ball, the crowd meets a Siberian European champion in breakdance. And the crowd follows the little girl Clara who has been left alone to live on a dump while her parents beg on the streets of a rich foreign country. In hopes of reuniting with her parents, Clara fools to accompany an organ trader looking for a young heart to sell to a sick man. The nutcracker, the prince, has broken and lost his star lance. At the same time the audience host tells everything we want and do not want to know about the performance. Everyone chases security and a context in a story that is scary like the reality we live in.

– To tell you through dance, it’s best if you jump over the brain and go straight to your heart and stomach. I want to create the “Nutcracker” with a child’s gaze; in their world everything is possible. We adults put so many limitations on ourselves, but in this process, I want to have fun and feel that there are no limitations, concludes Fredrik Benke Rydman.

The performance fits the whole family, from 5 years. Length about 100 minutes.

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Alby