New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is New York City’s big classical Nutcracker production.
The ballerina who popularized The Nutcracker in the United States was New York City Ballet’s first prima ballerina, Native American Maria Tallchief.
2019 New York City Ballet Nutcracker
New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine The Nutcracker is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center from Friday, November 29 to January 5, 2019.
The ballet generally runs Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets go on sale in early September.
NYCB Makes One of America’s Big Nutcrackers
The NYCB Nutcracker is a big production. Tschaikovsky’s score and Balanchine’s choreography are presented by 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and a rotating cast of 50 students from New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet.
New York City Ballet turns us all back into children with a one-ton Christmas tree that grows from 12 feet to 40 feet right before your eyes. The costume for Mother Ginger, the dancer with all those children under her dress, weighs 85 pounds, is nine feet wide, and requires a stage crew of three. Somehow they keep all those snowflakes white through 47 performances.
Tuesday-Sunday from November 23 to December 30, 2018.
November 25 – December 31, 2017