The Nutcracker

José Carlos Martínez

Ballet in two acts.

  • World premiere: Compañía Nacional de Danza at Baluarte, Pamplona (Spain), October 26th 2018

Consciousness and unconsciousness go together hand in hand in this new production of The Nutcracker. Here, the CND embraces the worlds of childhood and adulthood as if they were communicating vessels in which reality and fantasy mix intimately. The narrative is based on Marius Petipa’s libretto—in turn inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of the fairytale penned by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann. All conspires in this new performance to transport us to a magical universe bursting with dreams, longing and fantasy.


  • Choreography:
    José Carlos Martínez
  • Music:
    Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
  • Costume Design:
    Iñaki Cobos
  • Set Design:
    Mónica Boromello
  • Lighting Design:
    Olga García Sánchez
  • Director of magical illusions:
    Manu Vera
  • Charateriztion, Make up and Wigs:
    Lou Valérie Dubuis
  • Additional choreography:
    Spanish Dance II act by Antonio Pérez Rodríguez
  • Set Assitant:
    Marta Guedán
  • Prosthesis and Mouse characterisation:
    Jorge Poza
  • Hats:
    Sombrerería Medrano
  • Crowns, headgear y complements:
    Cobos Vestuario Escénico, Milos Patiño
  • Dyes and ambients:
    María Calderón
  • Shoes:
  • Dolls:
    Mª Cruz Tudela
  • Scenography construction:
    Scnik Móvil, S.A.
  • Painted curtain laces:
    Pintura y Modelado Escénico, S.L.
  • Properties and atrezzo:
    Utilería-Atrezzo, S.L.
  • Scenic textile:
    Tossal Producciones, S.L.
  • Duration:
    1h 30 min.