2 December 2013 at 11.58am | 13 Comments
Former Royal Ballet Principal and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell will give audiences around the world a glimpse behind the scenes as the live presenter of the cinema relay of The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker on 12 December.
The cinema relay will see the performances relayed to over 1,100 cinemas in 29 countries as Darcey covers the build-up and backstage goings-on from Covent Garden. As with all Royal Opera House live cinema relays, the event will also feature interval films exploring the making of the ballet.
Darcey danced with The Royal Ballet from 1988 to 2007 and was made a Principal aged just 20 in 1989. She danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker on a number of occasions, as well as other iconic roles such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Giselle in Giselle.
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