During December, international students experienced their first ballet performance. Everyone had a very enjoyable and memorable time while attending the Nutcracker at Birmingham’s Hippodrome theatre. The Nutcracker features a score by Tchaikovsky and is set during a family Christmas, which made it especially appropriate for our winter trip.
The Nutcracker was performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, one of the second city’s cultural treasures. Although the ballet is performed without words, students found themselves able to understand the story told through dance due to the great skill of the danseur nobles and ballerinas (principal male and female dancers), the wonderful scenery and the brilliant costumes. A fantastic time was had by all in attendance.