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Tchaikovsky's seasonal classic gets an extended run in Split
One of the world's most-popular ballets, The Nutcracker has been performed in Croatia more times than any other ballet. The staging in Split this year of the magical Christmas story will be based on the original choreography of Ukrainian director Waczlaw Orlykowski, reinterpreted by choreographer Božica Lisak. HNK Split's entire ballet ensemble takes part in the show and with the delightful addition of child dancers, the total number of performers on stage will reach over 130. This version is almost two hours in duration, although there's a break midway which, along with the pretty costumes, unforgettable music and magic, should help hold the attention of the youngest viewers.