THE NUTCRACKER & I, by Alexandra Dariescu held at the City Recital Hall Angel Place Sydney with Alexandra Dariescu & Désirée Ballantyne
Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the art digital animations in a trailblazing multimedia treat for all ages.
Behind a see-through gauze screen, Dariescu is at the grand piano playing 15 virtuosic score movements as ballerina Désirée Ballantyne who dances in-sync with digitally projected characters, creating more than 35,000 hand drawn images.
Beneath fairy dust and swirling snow, this is an uncommonly faithful retelling of Clara’s magical journey from Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of sweets and Sugar Plum Fairy. Innovatively it also follows Dariescu’s story of a little girl dreaming and working hard to become a concert pianist.
Saturday 19 January 2019, 2pm
Bookings Carol Martin 9955 5444