The Nutcracker 2018
Dance Centre Kenya is proud to introduce to you our fourth full length Nutcracker performance. This year, for the very first time in Kenya, we have a live Orchestra – The Nairobi Philharmonic – performing the full score of the Nutcracker accompanied by the Ghetto Classics Children’s Choir.
They will be under the baton of American Conductor Jonathan Rush joined by additional musicians coming from Europe. Paul Nduati, who has featured in the Kenyan classical music scene as a piano accompanist over the last 10 years, will be the orchestra’s pianist.
Dance Centre Kenya’s Artistic Director Cooper Rust is delighted to welcome international dancer Baris Erhan of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, who will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Alongside him, on opening night only, Dance Centre Kenya’s own Joanna Priwieziencew will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Artistic Director Cooper Rust performing the role of the Snow Queen.
Children will enjoy Sugar Plum Tea Parties one hour prior to all Sunday performances with juice, cupcakes and sweets plus the opportunity of a backstage tour and the chance to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the other characters from the ballet.
This season’s shows are as follows:
Saturday, 1st December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 6.30 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 3,000 (Adults), Ksh. 2,000 (Children)
Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 (Adults), Ksh. 1,800 (Children)
Saturday, 8th December 2018 at the GEMS Cambridge Auditorium at 7.00 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)
Sunday, 9th December 2018 at International School of Kenya at 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)
For more information and to book your tickets, you can contact the Hardy Studio location on 0705 725369 or Lavington Studio location on 0796 370937.
This year’s Nutcracker is brought to you by Season Patron Sponsor The Yaya Towers and Hotel and platinum sponsors Barclays, Spirax Sarco, Bridge International, Safaricom, AAA Growers, Palacina and The Zanzibar Collection along with many gold, silver, and bronze level sponsors.