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"Expansive...transcendent music...never meager."
New York Times
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Opera House is set to host Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in December. The theater first opened its doors in 1894 as The Music Hall, hosting the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Australian opera singer Nellie Meba. It has also hosted the Metropolitan Opera, Ella Fitzgerald, and Oscar Hammerstein. Today, the Lyric continues moving toward the future, with ongoing renovations that will better accommodate first-class performing arts and community-based events. Upcoming performances to grace the Lyric stage include Tony Bennett and Jill Scott.
Great Russian Nutcracker Auditions
The Moving Company Dance Center in Cockeysville, MD will host open auditions for 7-16 year olds to perform alongside professional Russian ballet dancers in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker production in Baltimore later this year. Conducted by acclaimed master dance instructor Svetlana Todinova, auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at 12 pm. Contact Gloria at 410.615.8881 for more information.
The Moving Company offers professional dance instruction to all ages and abilities. Specializing in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, dedicated instructors encourage and challenge students to reach their artistic potential.Click here for Audition Registration
Moscow Ballet Brings Great Russian Nutcracker to Baltimore
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 2011 holiday performance premieres 2009 International Ballet Competition (IBC) award-winning dancer Karyna Shatkovskaya as Masha (aka Clara) and Vladimir Tkachenko, honor graduate of the Perm School, as the Nutcracker Prince, along with a corps of 40 Russian dancers. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, the production features 200 lavish costumes, larger-than-life Russian puppets and 9 hand-painted backdrops that are embellished with 3-D effects…a must-see for the whole family! Now in its 19th year, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour of two companies annually visits 60+ cities across North America.
Moscow Ballet’s beloved Christmas story received critical acclaim in 2010… “Expansive…the Russian style is elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager” NY Times; ”The corps dancers were striking to see” Charleston Today; “When performed by masters like these [Moscow Ballet], ballet seems effortless, elegant, and easy” Twin Cities Daily Planet.