Festival Dance is pleased to welcome Ballet Victoria to present The Nutcracker, Dec. 2-3 at the Hartung Theatre on the campus of the University of Idaho.
On Christmas Eve, a young Clara receives a gift from her uncle—a wooden nutcracker in the shape of a soldier. At night, she is awakened by the noise of mice stirring. Guided by curiosity, she ventures forth and, as if touched by magic, finds herself transformed to the stature of a toy.
In this enchanting moment, the nutcracker, imbued with life, arises to shield her from the malevolent King of the Mice and his cohorts. Their victory unfurled a spell, and the nutcracker transforms into a gallant prince. Clara and her newfound Prince embark on a mesmerizing journey to the bewitched palace of Confiturembourg in the Kingdom of Sweets.
Welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince Orgeat, they celebrate their victory over the Mice King in a series of delightful dances and waltzes.