The Nutcracker 36 years


Cisne Negro Cia de Dança presents the 36th season of The Nutcracker at Teatro Alfa,
extra beautiful Christmas show of all time, with the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky!

About the Show

As it happens every year, we will be presenting our traditional Christmas show "The Nutcracker", this year in its 36th edition, from 12 to 22.12.2019 (except for December 16th and 17th) and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, totaling 13 performances at Teatro Alfa, in São Paulo, with the permanent cast of Cisne Negro Cia. de Dança, a cast specially hired for the production (dancers and actors) and guest soloists of international renown; this year we will have Marcelo GomesBrazilian, International Ballet Star, Alice MarianiItalian, 1st ballerina of the Dresden Semperoper Ballet, Germany and the Brazilians Cicero Gomes1st ballet dancer of the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and his partner Manuela Roçado (Rio de Janeiro). Traditional in the city of São Paulo, it received the State Governor's Award as Best Dance Show - popular preference.

With artistic direction by Hulda Bittencourt e Dany BittencourtIt counts with the collaboration of rehearsers of expression in the area of dance, such as the dancer and maitre d'. Daniela Severian and the Cisne Negro Cia de Dança's rehearser, Patricia Alquezar.

In the circus special effects and fabric acrobatics, the Circo Escola Picadeiro, considered to be one of the most respected circus schools in our country, founded in 1983 by Wilson Moura Leitewhich has in its curriculum a large number of former students working in important companies abroad, some of them even in Cirque Du Soleil.

Also noteworthy this year is the participation of Anjos with dancers from Usina da Dança, a social project developed by the Oswaldo Ribeiro de Mendonça Institute - IORM, from Orlândia-SP, founded by the entrepreneur Josimara Ribeiro de Mendonçawhich works for the integral development of children and adolescents in the Northeast region of the State of São Paulo, and maintains a partnership with Cisne Negro Dance Company.

In the lobby of the Theater, there will be a presentation of guest choirs, performing Christmas music, one hour before the beginning of the shows, under the coordination of the pianist Maria Inês Vasconcellos.

The show relies on special make-up and visagism by the Jacques Janine team, under the supervision of Chloé Gaya.

The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her precious Nutcracker doll, a gift from her godfather, the wizard Drosselmeyer. Together, they face a cruel battle against the King of Mice and his army, traveling through the Kingdom of Snows to the Kingdom of Sweets.

"It is a work that makes us embark on Clara's dream, transporting us to a world of fascinating images, full of magic and beauty, that are forever etched in our minds and hearts"says Hulda Bittencourtfounder of the company and artistic director of the show The Nutcracker.


Staged in two acts, the ballet tells the fantasy of Clara, a girl who gets many presents on Christmas Eve, but is especially charmed by one of them, a nutcracker doll. When everyone goes to bed, Clara goes into the living room to play with her new present, falls asleep and enters the world of fantasy. The toys come to life, dance, fight, and travel to The Kingdom of Snows and The Kingdom of Sweets, where Clara and her prince are honored with dances typical of several countries and a graceful pas-de-de-deux by the Sugar Fairy.
The creation of The Nutcracker was inspired by a French adaptation of an excerpt from Hoffmann's short story Nussknacker und Mauserkonig (Nutcracker and the King of the Mice). Tchaikovsky was enchanted by the sinister and fantastic colorings surrounding the story and composed the music for the ballet. The result is a work full of fantasy and romanticism.

36th Season

Where: Alfa Theater - São Paulo - SP

When: December 12-22, 2019

Guest Soloists Presentation Dates

12/12 - Thursday20h30Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiPremiere
12/13 - Friday20h30Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiShow
12/14 - Saturday17h00Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiShow
12/14 - Saturday20h00Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiShow
12/15 - Sunday15h00Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiShow
12/15 - Sunday18h00Marcelo Gomes and Alice MarianiShow
12/18 - Wednesday20h30Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/19 - Thursday20h30Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/20 - Friday20h30Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/21 - Saturday17h00Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/21 - Saturday20h00Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/22 - Sunday15h00Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow
12/22 - Sunday18h00Cícero Gomes and Manuela RoçadoShow