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9058 Star Starred
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Kirov Ballet: "The Nutcracker"
248 ratings
4.5 average rating
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27 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 17 2008

I seemed to have missed an essential rite of childhood as this was the first time I had ever seen the Nutcracker (or a ballet for that matter)! Therefore hard for me to comment on the performance, although my friends who are much more...continued

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Karen Barr
27 events
5 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 17 2008

This being the Kirov, I was expecting a flawless performance. It was not. Aside from the principals, the dancers were not as polished (extensions, symmetry of the corps for example) as I expected. When we finally got to the second act, the...continued

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10 events
1 review
13 stars
attended Dec 17 2008

The seats were excellent! But of the 8 or 10 performances I've seen, this one wasn’t near the top. It seemed as though it was produced on a tight budget. Also, they had two intermissions – the first after only ½ hour. Not only did it spoil the...continued

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“The Kirov’s dancers have seemingly flawless technique and execution. They look powerful, commanding and beautiful… The Kirov [performing The Nutcracker] have made a believer out of me.” —Critical Dance


The Kirov Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned ballet companies, performs the beloved family holiday classic The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. This fairy tale ballet, choreographed in 1934 by Vasily Vainonen, has dazzled audiences around the world and is a perfect way to celebrate the festive holiday season.

Filled with wonderment and child-like delight, Kirov’s The Nutcracker features many of ballet’s most exciting dancers including Irina Golub, Vladimir Schklyarov, Evgenia Obraztsova, and Igor Kolb.

Learn more about The Nutcracker’s story and Kirov history; join dance historian and writer Elizabeth Kaye for family-friendly pre-show talks beginning one hour prior to each performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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