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Moscow Ballet's
Great Russian Nutcracker

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Gold Circle patrons enjoy excellent seating and a Moscow Ballet Gift Package including Moscow Ballet hand-crafted, wooden Nutcracker Doll and Limited Edition Moscow Ballet Souvenir Program book filled with over 50 pages of stunning images. The Gold Circle package creates a holiday experience to remember for a lifetime!

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Tickets are on sale now for Moscow Ballet's celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker on most cities on the 2017 North American tour!

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Celebrating 25 Years Touring North America
105 Illustrious Artists on 3 Stages Simultaneously
All from Prestigious Opera and Ballet Theaters of Russia

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In celebration of the 25th North American Anniversary Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker, and other classic story ballets, Moscow Ballet Producers Akiva and Dan Talmi launched a record sized tour. The tour features leading soloists from such world renown and prestigious State Opera Ballet Theatres as the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre, Kiev National Theater, Perm Ballet Theater, Odessa State Academic Ballet Theatre, and the Almaty State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Never before have so many ballerinas and danseurs, from the highest regarded ballet theaters across Russia, assembled in one tour to over 130 U.S. and Canadian cities. “Excelling in both synchrony and grace...Both male and female corps were outstanding all night,” Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald

In response to demand in major markets in 2017 producers added a third show in the legendary Fox Theatre in Detroit, a second show in the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, a second performance in Brooklyn’s historic and newly restored King’s Theatre, and premieres in the “Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and Toyota Oakdale Theater in Hartford. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the only fully produced (One 60’ growing Christmas Tree, seven backdrops featuring Russian heritage, 10-foot tall puppets, 40 dancers, and 100 costumes for each of the three tours) national tour of the Christmas favorite. The new backdrops and costumes were hand-made in Russia at a 300-year old theatrical shop that also builds for La Scala and others. Tickets are in high demand and 2017 sales are up by double digits compared to last year at this time. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker appeals to city dwellers and small-town citizens, ‘tweens to pensioners, ballet aficionados and families. “Lively and resourceful... Virtuosity...Fleet authority...disarmingly poetic,” Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times. There is simply nothing like it.

 

Moscow Ballet offers
Vaganova Ballet Intensives and Repertory Classes

 

Moscow Ballet offers dance studios in cities the company is touring to the opportunity to present   Vaganova Ballet Intensives for their students... a very unique experience for an aspiring ballerina or danseur! The Vaganova Ballet Intensives can be a day session or a week of daily classes and one-on-one time with the Moscow Ballet ballerina.  This exposure to the world renowned Vaganova Ballet technique and a professional ballerina can be great inspiration and once in a lifetime opportunity for young dancers.

“I truly believe that Moscow Ballet offered a once in a lifetime experience…it was a growing experience which built her self-confidence and gave us a good opportunity to relay the importance of personal commitment to a task.” Amy from Danville 2012

The Moscow Ballet ballerinas also teach repertory from classics such as Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet to the local students, often culminating in a performance for family. Moscow Ballet Summer Intensives are developed to suit each studio’s needs teaching all levels, from beginner to pre-professional, as requested; ballerinas participate in Meet n Greet events and prepare the students for a mini-performance with classic repertory.  To learn more about a Moscow Ballet Intensive contact sharon@nutcracker.com.

Alexis Etinne, 13, of Bowling Green, was excited for the chance to be part of a professional ballet experience, “It’s a good feeling after all the hard work you’ve done {studying}.” Alexis said.

 

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Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store

 

Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store features branded gift items inspired by the Great Russian Nutcracker and other classic story ballets. Specialty items include a Limited Edition 18 inch “Kissy Doll” with numbered Certificate and the Moscow Ballet exclusive Christmas Ribbon-Candy Tutu; authentic and handmade Russian toys, a wide selection of Christmas Nutcrackers, Christmas Tree ornaments featuring Moscow Ballet characters, DVDs, books, posters, T-shirts. Kids (and grown-ups!) love Moscow Ballet's pink, plush Valentina Bear and brother Nikolai Bear; paint a Matrushka Doll set and more unique birthday and Christmas toys and many more items. 

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  • Expansive…brimful with feeling… elegantly generous!

    New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic
    Alastair Macaulay
  • Hot ticket...magnetic sense of theater

    New York Times, 2015
  • Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...

    Calgary Herald
  • Technical prowess was…truly "great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes … stellar Arabian Variation…breathtaking!

    Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014