Robinson Center Music Hall
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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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Raising funds for children’s hospitals through hospital visits,
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet is proud to support and partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), the leading supporter of children's hospitals nationwide, in raising funds to benefit young patients. In select cities (listed above), a portion of ticket sales from Moscow Ballet's 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker production will go to CMNH facilities.
Moscow Ballet ballerinas Svetlana Todinova, Natalia Miroshnyk, and Olga Aru continue to visit CMNH facilities across the U.S. to meet with young patients and their families. Among these recent events was a meet-and-greet and photo shoot with international superstars Donny and Marie Osmond (founder of CMNH) and Moscow Ballet's Svetlana Todinova in Las Vegas!
Another fundraising event is the North American Russian Tea Party and Auction on November 10 with Moscow Ballet dancers and others at the exclusive Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas TX, which benefits the Dallas Children’s Medical Center.
Local Youth Set to Perform with Russian Pros!
Critically acclaimed Moscow Ballet and DanceArts Studio 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 Robinson Center Music Hall on November 25. 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.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is
Returning to Little Rock 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!
"[Great Russian] Nutcracker dazzles, enchants."
The Robinson Center Music Hall, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, was named for Joseph Taylor Robinson, a former U.S. Senator, Congressman and Arkansas governor. The performance hall is home to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as well as traveling productions of Broadway plays, musicals, concerts, and other events.