The Nutcracker: Vegetable Ballet

Czech Republic

The Nutcracker: Vegetable Ballet

Variations on a familiar theme with vegetables of all kinds

An iconic ballet work on the puppet stage! Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in the classical way… and yet differently! Framed in a miniature theatrical portal, garlic, ginger, celery, carrots and pattypan squash shine in starring roles.

The oldest puppetry faculty in the world, founded in 1952 by Josef Skupa and renamed in 1991 by Josef Krofta to the Faculty of Alternative and Puppet Theater. Individual disciplines focus on exploring the very essence of what we call theater; the faculty as a whole focuses on exploring the areas of primary theatrical functions, examining the divisions between the traditional theatrical professions of directing, dramaturgy, stage design, acting, costume design, music and dance, with particular emphasis on the collective work in which these professions disrupt, overlap, intersect and lose their hierarchy, especially within the rehearsal process, which is seen in the faculty as the core of theater making


recommended age 4+
20 min.
in front of the theater