- Filmed Performance
Sneaking down at night to find her doll, Masha is swept up in a magical transformation where the Christmas tree grows to huge size and rats fight an epic battle with the toys. With her help, the toys win out, and the nutcracker turns into a handsome Prince. The walls dissolve into a magical realm of snow, dolls and delights, of which Masha is queen. She dances with her dream Prince, before waking up with the nutcracker doll on her lap. Yuri Grigorovich’s 1966 staging of The Nutcracker speaks to the child in everyone, with its happy dreams of snow, presents, adventures, toys and wishes fulfilled.