Virtual reality at the ballet? That’s exactly what Gennadi Nedvigin, artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, envisioned when he put together his dream team for a new production of The Nutcracker. Premiered in 2018, this Nutcracker places E. T. A. Hoffmann’s fantasy within an immersive realm of cutting-edge set, lighting, and video-projection design. “You won’t be able to tell,” Nedvigin predicted, “what is real, what is not, what you can touch, and what you can only see.” —L.J.
Similar events around the world: The Atlanta Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Fox Theatre, Atlanta (December 7–24, 2019).