November 27, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 16 at 1 pm in the auditorium, followed by a Nutcracker Sweets Tea featuring gourmet tea and elegant desserts at 3:30 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Tickets to the HD screening of The Nutcracker are $18 ($16 members; $10 children 12 and under) and tickets to the tea are $20 ($18 members; $12 children 12 and under). To purchase tickets, visit or call 413 458 0524.

The Nutcracker, accompanied by the famous music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, is based on the story written in 1816 by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann—an enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King, whose army is threatening Marie.

Danced by the Bolshoi Ballet’s principals and staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, the fairy tale transports children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. The cast includes Denis Rodkin as the Nutcracker Prince, Anna Nikulina as Marie, Andrei Merkuriev as Drosselmeyer, and Vitaly Biktimirov as the Mouse King.
This is an encore performance. The Nutcracker was recorded live on December 21, 2014. Run time is 2 hours, 15 minutes.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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