We invite you to and your students to a free, fully staged production of The Nutcracker, a ballet performed to the gorgeous music of Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker provides a wonderful context for studying music, movement, and elements of literature and story-telling, such as narrative, characters, motifs, fairy tales, and oral tradition.
International Ballet Exchange presents the world-class Donetsk Ballet's production of The Nutcracker in a performance exclusively for Philadelphia's school students. We invite you to bring your students to see the Donetsk Ballet’s professional dancers and our diverse youth cast in this visually rich, fully staged story ballet. Combining exciting and varied dance, the magic of theater, timeless music, and engaging narrative, this story ballet is a great way to introduce students to the performing arts. We provide an extensive educators' guide to the ballet with pre- and post-performance classroom activities using the ballet as a context for reading, writing, and creative play.