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Year 7 spellbound by The Nutcracker
15 December 2016
On Wednesday 7 December, Year 7 students attended the matinée performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker. This trip was the culmination of a term of academic and practical work based around the story, dance and music of this ballet.
Dancing in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy was Arancha Baselga, Clara as Delia Mathews and the Prince as Brandon Lawrence. The students enjoyed this spectacular setting of the nutcracker with its famous spectacle of the Christmas tree and house transforming in front of our eyes on stage into a magical land, and of course, the rats and toy soldiers making appearances throughout.
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Bintley, sent his best wishes to the students at EHS and was delighted to hear how much they all enjoyed the show.
Director of Music