For the first time in Kaunas, the National Ballet of Catalonia (Ballet de Catalunya) will present the magnificent performance of THE SPRAGTUK , only on 19 December. “In the Zalgirio Arena!
Ballet de Catalunya is a ballet company consisting of a team of dancers, teachers and choreographers of exceptional artistry, world-renowned professionals in the world of dance.
Ballet de Catalunya’s soloists are graduates of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools: the Royal Ballet School, the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala, the Paris Grand Opera Ballet School, the New York School of American Ballet; winners and laureates of international competitions: the Prix de Lausanne, the Grand Prix de New York (America), the Toronto International Ballet Competition Genée, the Danceartclassic Competition (Germany), the Les espoirs de la danse Competition (France), etc.
Ballet de Catalunya artists have danced with the best ballet companies such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera American Ballet Theater, Rome Opera Theater, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Berlin State Ballet, French National Ballet.
The Nutcracker is one of the most frequently staged and most popular ballets in the world. Tchaikovsky’s famous music and the virtuosity of the dancers, sublimated by the magnificent scenery and costumes, will thrill generations in this Christmas production.
The adventures of Clara and her Prince Nutcracker take place in a unique Venice, full of chocolate, sweets and cakes; making the sweetest dreams of any child or adult come true. “The story of The Nutcracker is based on Ernst Hoffmann’s original fairy tale, adapted by Alexander Dumas, which is still being staged in a ballet interpretation. A great classic among the classical repertoire, with an immortal story full of love, magic and illusions.
The Nutcracker is a wonderful, mysterious and good Christmas tale. It is a real family show with a magical plot and a vivid kaleidoscope of scenes!
Ballet de Catalunya’s artistic director Elias Garsia is a certified teacher at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Elias Garsia is one of Europe’s most modern ballet directors, a former soloist with the Monte Carlo Ballet, the National Ballet of Zaragoza and Ballet du Nord.
Ballet Master Vincent Gros graduated from the Royal Ballet School in London. He has danced with The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal, and as a soloist with several companies including Cape Town City Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Toulouse Capitoline Ballet and Madrid Ballet.
Ballet Master Ángeles Lacalle has worked with the companies of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), the Stadteather de Klagenfurt (Austria), and was involved in the world premieres of Gaudi and Aida at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Clara – Ariele Gomez Ribeiro / Anna Catherina Loycke
Young Clara – Suzie Pevel / Sophie Boyer
Sugar Fairy – Ellen Makela/Lara Bothwell
Prince Nutcracker – Ylian Fetys/ Roger Cuza
Drosselmeyer- Paolo Calo/Antonio Petillo
Fritz – Roberto Tarantino/Tobi Jhonson
King of Mice – David Garcia/Antonio Petillo
Clara’s mother – Angeles Lacalle
Clara’s father – Javier Baga
A two-part ballet – a fairy tale.
2 parts of 55 minutes each.
Intermission: 30 minutes.