The Music Center at Strathmore
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"Dancers were outstanding: beautiful lines, exceptional jumps."
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.
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.