This modern interpretation of “The Nutcracker” was performed in spring 2022 at the Landesbühnen Sachsen in Radebeul.

choreography: Wagner Moreira



And there’s the dancer Sophie Hauenherm, after studying at the Palucca University in Dresden, she hasn’t given up dancing despite diagnosed paraplegia. She gets involved both from the wheelchair and when she leaves it, when she knows how to transform it into a floating, helping mechanism. And when she dances on sticks in an upright corridor in red shoes, the other dancers are encouraged to show solidarity and then create moving and touching dance events to the dance of the Sugar Fairy. But this is far from misunderstood icing. Here nothing is swept away, here – especially when the whole company becomes involved in one another – the feeling comes from the depths of spiritual devotion. Which would make us very close to the musical feeling of Tchaikovsky’s original score: Dance against loneliness!


Many dance enthusiasts know the ballet fairy tale “The Nutcracker” with music by Peter Tchaikovsky, which is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Wagner Moreira’s aim is to approach the material with the means of modern dance theatre, and The Tanzcompagnie der Landesbühnen Sachsen collaborates with the association “Ich bin O.K”. from Vienna, which has set itself the task of integrating people with and without disabilities into cultural life and promoting social inclusion through artistic activity. The Dresden dancer Sophie Hauenherm will also be guest in Radebeul as part of the production.

Tanzcompagnie by Landesbühnen Sachsen 
Dance Company »Ich bin O.K.« | Sophie Hauenherm