Marat ‘Nutcracker’ comes to life this holiday season

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

SCENE from The Nutracker in a previous Marat production.           Photo by Sharon Cavanaugh

A Sugar Plum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and toy soldiers are among holiday favorites in Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre’s magical performance of “The Nutcracker.”

More than 150 dancers, many from our neighborhoods, will twirl and leap in seven shows this month at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive on the Cal State University campus.

Performances are Sat., Dec. 7 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

Former Kirov ballet star Marat Daukayev will dance the role of Drosselmeyer alongside his amazing students to Tchaikovsky’s score. Dancers of all ages will be featured, including acclaimed guest artists.

The school moved from its longtime Miracle Mile address recently to a 10,000-square- foot space on the second floor of the Equitable Plaza building at 3435 Wilshire Blvd.

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