Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The San Francisco Ballet mounted this elaborate 2008 production of Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky's 1892 Nutcracker, with choreography by Helgi Tomasson (the said company's resident artistic director) and scenic design by Michael Yeargan. Uniquely, this production sets the fantastic events of the ballet at the time of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915. It stars Damian Smith as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Davit Karapetyan as The Nutcracker Prince and David Arce as The Mouse King.
ballet-company, ballet-dance, holiday