The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
past 10 months ago

Starts: Saturday, 3 December, 2016 04:00pm

Ends: Sunday, 11 December, 2016 02:00pm

Event Details

The Nutcracker
Cooper Rust, Artistic Director

We are delighted to welcome international dancer Scott Spivey, formerly of the Joffrey Ballet, who will perform the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Nairobi Half Life star Joseph Wairimu will play the role of Herr Drosselmeyer, who delivers the gift of the Nutcracker to the beautiful Clara. Additionally, Nairobi’s own Joel Kioko will be returning from training in the United States to perform the Spanish Chocolate Divertissement.

Kenya National Theatre:
Opening night - Saturday December 3rd - 7pm
Dress Code: Black Tie
Complimentary Welcome Drink and Light Hors d'oeuvres
2500 Ksh Adults, 1500 Ksh Children

Matinee - Sunday December 4th
2 pm Tea Party with the Sugar Plum Fairy
3 pm Performance
1500 Ksh Adults, 1000 Children

GEMS Cambridge Academy:
Friday December 9th - 7 pm
1200 Ksh Adults, 800 Ksh Children

Braeside School:
Sunday December 11th - 3 pm
1200 Ksh Adults, 800 Ksh Children

This Tchaikovsky classic will provide more than one hundred Kenyan dance students with the opportunity to perform and the audience with an opportunity to witness a spectacular event. The proceeds from these performances will go to DCK Sponsorship Programme.

Included in our cast are not only the DCK students who currently participate in full time training at our Langata and Lavington based studios, but also twenty-six dance students from the Kibera slum and an additional sixteen students from Mainflow Primary School in Ngong Town. For many of these students, this will be the first time they have ever performed on a big stage or had the chance to express themselves artistically and find an inner confidence that will shine through for the rest of their lives.

Please contact 0705725369 for any questions and for tickets.