Prepare for a creative pileup when the wonderfully unconventional band, John The Houseband, meets Tchaikovsky's ›The Nutcracker‹. In this very special version of the famous ballet, the world as we know it is turned upside down. On their journey through the galaxy, the six protagonists, Hazel, Wal, Pea, Coco, Almond and Pistachio, land on the planet Nutcracker where they are greeted by the amazing and bewildering sounds of Tchaikovsky. With astonishing inventiveness, they cheerfully set out to conquer unknown territory in an energetic, other-worldly musical for the whole family.
John The Houseband is born of choreographers, performers and artists from Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Spain and Germany who came together in Amsterdam in 2008 to form a delightfully unusual art and band project that perceptively unites performance and music.
Creation, performance: Dennis Deter, Anja Müller, Roger Sala Reyner, Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir, Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic Set design, costumes: Magnus Leifsson Light design: Jochen Haker Music: Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, John The Houseband Co-production: Norrlandsoperan (Umeå), Bora Bora (Aarhus), Fabrik Potsdam