Theatre: Nutcracker brings ballet back on stage

Dance Centre Kenya on stage during a theatre performance in 2019. Photo | pool

What you need to know:

  • This weekend, on Sunday at 1pm, DCK will stage a dress rehearsal of The Nutcracker for hundreds of children from informal settlements.
  • “We are really excited about coming back on stage, since some of us didn’t know if it would ever happen again,” Cooper says, recalling the last time DCK staged a ballet was in February 2019.

Having performed in The Nutcracker from the time she was two, Cooper Rust says the production of this classical ballet is a time-honored tradition that’s been practiced annually at Christmas time in Kenya since 2015 when her Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) first staged it at Kenya’s National Theatre.

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