December Performance: Two nuts to crack!

The Nutcracker 1
Dec 1-30, Tue-Thu 19:00, Sat-Sun 13:00 & 17:00; Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Nordhavn; 295-465kr,; 165 mins (incl break)
Anyone growing up in the 1980s will probably remember trying to bust out the robot moves to Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s ‘The Message’.

Now the glorious beat-street days are electric boogie-ing their way back onto stage featuring the legendary Japanese dancer Mori Koichiro, who is among the international dance stars performing in this Reumert Award-winning version of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece The Nutcracker.

Also known as ‘The King of the Robots’, Koichiro has awed audiences all over the world over the past 29 years with his scintillating breakdance moves. (CW)

The Nutcracker 2
Dec 1-30, various days and times; Tivoli Concert Hall, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; 195-595kr,;
It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker, and luckily the classic ballet has returned to Tivoli. The show first premiered at Tivoli Concert Hall in 2012 with Queen Margrethe as set and costume designer. Since then, it has continued to enchant audiences of all ages.

Join Clara as she is swept into the magical world of fairy-tales. The performance entails sparkling stars, sugar plum fairies and Tivoli’s own symphony, as well as an ensemble choreographed by ballet master Peter Bo Bendixen.

Set in 1874 Tivoli, the show is bound to transport viewers to a new yet captivatingly familiar world. (SK)

Nov 30-Dec 4; Baltoppen LIVE, Baltorpvej 20, Ballerup; 90kr,
Dansehallerne has assembled five performances from the leading Nordic countries for a boogie blowout in Ballerup in early December. The Swedish instalment, Norrdans’s Lille Prinsen (Dec 2 at 18:00), looks like the pick. (BH)

Alice in Wonderland
Dec 3-Jan 6; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 95-695kr,
The KGL’s feel-good Xmas ballet will take you down the rabbit hole to a world of enchantment. Among the other ballets this season are Waltz (Jan 14-22), The Snow Queen (Jan 27-29) and Aspiranteriet (Nov 25-29). (BH)

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
ongoing, ends March 5; Operaen, Cph K; 125-795kr,
Mahagonny creators Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera) fell out over politics. What a waste. Elsewhere, catch Dead Man Walking (from Jan 24), Martyrdom (from Jan 28) and Maskarade (ends Dec 3). (BH)