Flint Center for the Performing Arts
DANCE Code Discount
Use code DANCE to save up to $12.50 per ticket! Time is running out to save up to $12.50 on EACH Great Russian Nutcracker ticket! Just enter the code when you check out to receive your discount. The amount saved will vary depending on the Price Level of the ticket.
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Local Youth Set to Perform with Russian Pros!
Critically acclaimed Moscow Ballet and Saratoga School of Dance will soon announce the cast list of student dancers who will perform in the 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on December 22. Student dancers have been rehearsing with a Moscow Ballet Audition Director since the auditions, in preparation for their ancillary roles that include Party Children, Mice, Angels, Butterflies, Snowflakes, and more.
Meet the Masters at Victoria's Dance & Costume Shop, Oct. 21
- Win prizes!
- See demonstrations!
- Meet a Moscow Ballet ballerina!
- Get 25% off CAPEZIO, BUNHEAD, & HARMONIE items!
- Win tickets to experience Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet and Capezio have teamed up to bring you the finest dancers, great prizes, and biggest discounts in local dance stores in 20 cities across the US. Moscow Ballet ballerinas answer questions, pose for photos, sign autographs, give away Moscow Ballet and Capezio prizes (including tickets to Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker), talk about their careers, and demonstrate the proper wear and care of hand-made Capezio Pointe shoes that were personally fitted by Capezio Master Fitter Paul Plesh.
One hundred dance lovers attended the first Meet the Masters event in Tampa, FL recently, and more are being planned and held across the country. For more information, visit www.nutcracker.com/capezio.
Pictured right: Capezio Master Pointe Fitter Paul Plesh fits Moscow Ballet's Anastasia Kazakova for pointe shoes.
Capezio – 125 years ago Salvatore Capezio opened a shop on Broadway and created his hand-made pointe shoes. Today, Capezio continues to revolutionize the dance world with dancewear and footwear innovations for every dancer from beginner to professional. Capezio is a staple in dance schools, as well as worn in TV shows, movies, Broadway shows, and touring performances. A cavalcade of luminaries has worn Capezio, from Anna Pavlova and Fred Astaire to Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga. Capezio offers the highest quality dance shoes, dancewear, and streetwear internationally. www.capezio.com.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is Returning
To the San Jose Area with 20th Anniversary Production!
The special 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012 overflows with a spectacular new "Dove of Peace," where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, inspired by the early works of Stanislov Vlasov, original choreographer and director of Moscow Ballet's inaugural Great Russian Nutcracker. The production also features a Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall; falling snow and Troika-styled sleigh escorted by Russian folk characters Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden); towering hand-made silk puppets; 200 all new, lavish costumes; and 9 hand-painted backdrops, all set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker Suite score.
For 20 years, Great Russian Nutcracker performances have featured the finest Russian ballerinas and danseurs. From former Bolshoi soloist Stanislov Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova (People's Artist of Russia) in 1993 to the classic Marina Alexandrova and Vitaly Zabelin in 1996; danseur and upstart choreographer Anatolie Emelianov and Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002; Varna IBC Gold Medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev in 2006; and award winning partners Karyna Shatkovskaya and Vladimir Tkachenko in 2011. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates 20 years of soaring holiday spirit!
"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times
Moscow Ballet About Town...
The Mercury News (April 2012): Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is returning to Cupertino / San Jose again this year with its 20th anniversary production! New costumes, exquisite backdrops, internationally award winning professional Russian ballet dancers...a holiday spectacle for all ages.
Aol Travel - San Jose (April 2012): Discover the San Jose area, and discover Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!
BeachCalifornia.com: "With professional costumes and world-class ballet performances, this Nutcracker production sets the mark for excellence that other companies try to obtain."
The Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College is named for Calvin C. Flint, the first president and superintendent of the Foothill-De Anza District, of which De Anza College is a part. The venue hosts a wide range of performances by musicians, speakers, and dancers, as well as community events for the greater San Jose region.