Moscow Ballet

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Bethesda, MD


The Music Center at Strathmore


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2011
Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 pm
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2011
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm

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"Dancers were outstanding: beautiful lines, exceptional jumps."
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Built in 1899 as a summer mansion for a prominent Washingtonian Captain, Strathmore once housed a convent and school as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association headquarters before opening to the public as a center for the arts in 1983. The 1,976-seat Music Center at Strathmore opened its doors in 2005, and today hosts exhibitions, concerts, educational events, and outdoor festivals. Strathmore works in partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, and the Washington (DC) Performing Arts Society, among others. The venue presents over 150 performances each year, and will soon feature Tommy Tune, Jim Brickman, and Dionne Warwick.


Great Russian Nutcracker Auditions

CityDance Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, 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 Bethesda later this year. Conducted by acclaimed master dance instructor Svetlana Todinova, auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:00 am. Contact Lorraine at 301.581.5204 for more information.

CityDance Center is Strathmore’s resident dance partner and home to the award winning CityDance Ensemble group. The studio offers classes to dancers of all ages and abilities in genres that include ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary.

Click here for Audition Registration

Moscow Ballet Brings Great Russian Nutcracker to Bethesda


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.




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