Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker
Suite" is an exciting way to introduce children to this classic
story, classical music and puppetry. The world-famous ballet is
performed often, but very rarely using puppets and the unique
black theatre technique, developed by Czech puppeteers in 1960s.
This complex and stunning style of presentation allows complete
freedom of movement for the almost-life-size puppets who
interact on stage with a real-life narrator, Dr. Drosselmeyer.
Puppets move effortlessly, without visible means of support,
because the puppeteers standing directly behind them, cannot be