Young ballerinas take the stage in Nutcracker with an Asian twist

A total of 39 children from Singapore were selected to perform with the National Ballet of China in their recently-concluded run of the beloved classic.

In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the National Ballet of China gave their own take on the tale for three nights in a row at The Esplanade Theatre from Jan 18 to 20. 

Set against the backdrop of the Chinese New Year festive period, ‘过年 The Nutcracker’ retells the story of a magical adventure while intertwining elements from both East and West.

The performance featured over 60 professional dancers, along with our young local talents.

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The young ballerinas, from aged 5 to 11 years old, performed alongside the professionals in various scenes.

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Check out more photos from the performance here: 

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