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Bring just 10 Church members, Girl Scouts, or friends to the Great Russian Nutcracker and save up to 20% on tickets too!
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the perfect event for friends, colleagues and families to share the season of peace and goodwill. It’s the holiday outing that everyone loves! Moscow Ballet’s unique Nutcracker features a Dove of Peace and the “Land of Peace and Harmony” conveying a message of peace and love at this special time of year. Appealing to all ages, you can bring Church members, Girl Scout and Brownie Troops, Military, Seniors, AAA members or groups of 10 or more friends get up to 20% off per ticket when ordering in advance! Ballerinas spin, danseurs leap until there is cheering form the crowd and kids gasp as the tree grows and animals come to life. Share the joy of the season with your loved ones. Call 800-320-1733 today to arrange for your group tickets for Christmas
“Breathtaking athleticism … storybook-style backdrops…exceptional” Minneapolis Pioneer Press
Christmas, children and choirs = Triple Holiday Cheer
New in 2013, five talented Youth Choirs will sing at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker as part of the ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” arts enrichment program. All of the choirs are accomplished musicians and some are also world traveled! Minneapolis Youth Chorus, recorded with Owl City’s Adam Young and “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen on the 2012 international #1 hit song “Good Time.” Other choirs include Dallas’ Southwest Children’s Chorus, Little Rock’s Central Arkansas Children’s Choir, Spokane’s Crescendo Community Chorus and Wichita Community Children’s Choir. The Youth Choirs will welcome patrons by performing holiday repertoire in the lobby before curtain and then, faithful to Tchaikovsky’s score, sing acapella to the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” in Act I. The children range in age from 7 to 18 years and study with experienced and award-winning music directors. Enjoy the young choristers in Moscow Ballet performances this November and December.
“Amazing …gravity-defying lifts” The Bakersfield Californian
“Dance with Us” and work 1-on-1 with Moscow Ballet soloists
Dance with Us offers young dancers personal exposure to the highly skilled Russian dancers and experience with a professional performance, an especially unique opportunity for students in smaller markets. Dance with Us Audition Directors travel to 50+ North American cities in September and October auditioning and rehearsing children ages 7 to 16 years. Cathy Napolitano-Mucci, Dance Center North owner in Syracuse NY, has participated in Dance with Us since the first Great Russian Nutcracker tour in 1993. She remarks, “I know from watching my students grow and advance since the very first Moscow Ballet tour, that this is one of the most significant experiences a young dancer can have. It lifts them up and humbles them all at the same time.” Dance with Us is underwritten solely by Moscow Ballet. Partnerships with local dance studios in performance cities are carefully developed by Producer and Choreographer Mary Gianonne Talmi who also developed the children’s choreography in the Dance with Us program with Moscow Ballet’s Ballet Masters. Click to find an audition near you and to register.
Ekaterina Uksusnikova is a highly trained dancer and accredited dance/movement pedagogue. She attended Moscow State Academy of Choreography and Pedagogy, graduating with degrees in both tracks in 2012. In addition to dance and movement, Ekaterina studied piano at the Music School of Frederic Chopin, English at the Institute of English, and is a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher. Click for more.
Svetlana Todinova is a soloist and teacher for Moscow Ballet’s educational programs including Summer Intensives and “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life,” in addition to Audition Director. She trained at the Rudolph Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy (formerly Ufimsky Choreography School) and she worked with now retired Yuri Grigorovich, legendary for his virtuosic productions at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater. Click for more.
Nataliya Miroshynk graduated from the esteemed Kiev Academic Choreographic School and is expertly trained as soloist and teacher. Upon graduation Nataliya was invited to join the Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Ukraine, most recently touring internationally with Moscow Ballet. Click for more.
Christmas is the season for giving, spending quality time with family and friends, and following treasured traditions. And going to see Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker brings all of these elements together! This holiday performance thrills all ages with its magical toys that come to life, falling snow and growing Christmas tree, and the stunning, professional ballet dancers. The company of almost 40 Russian dancers performs Olympic-worthy leaps and astounding ballet moves. “Knock-out,” says the New York Time
Treat your loved ones to VIP tickets which include a hand-crafted Nutcracker Doll emblazoned with the Moscow Ballet logo and Moscow Ballet’s all new, 60 page, Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book filled with stunning color photos. You will take home treasures and memories of a lifetime.
Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the holidays with VIP tickets to Moscow Ballet’s grand production of the Great Russian Nutcracker!
“Breathtaking athleticism on display…the prima ballerina was invariably exceptional” Pioneer Press, Rob Hubbard, Minneapolis MN
Got a group? Get a discount online!
Did you know that groups of any size can get discounted tickets without having to put them on hold ahead? Just use the code SAVE by September 30 when ordering online for one to 100 friends and save up to 20% for your tickets too! What an easy way to see Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker with your best buds. The holiday ballet with award-winning dancers travels to over 70 cities in the US and North America. Find the city nearest you (or the farthest and make it a vacation?) and make a date for holiday fun.
Creative Development Residency
15 local dance students create new steps with hands-on help from the Russian Ballet Master!
Moscow Ballet’s Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova, and Choreographer-Producer Mary Giannone Talmi worked 1-on-1 with 15 local ballet students, ages 7 to 16, creating new choreography for 2013 tour of Great Russian Nutcracker this August . The 21 year old “Dance with Us” program has always included student dancers in the professional performances, as was done in the original productions in Russia. Young ballerinas-to-be audition, rehearse and then dance side-by-side with 35-some professionals in a once in a lifetime experience. The student dancers perform roles such as Party Children, Mice and Little Snowflakes in Act I and Snow Maidens and more in Act II. The roles are ancillary to the production and were developed explicitly to fit different age and experience levels. Each year over 5000 young dancers participate and perform, that’s about 100,000 great experiences over the past 20 years of touring!
The residency was held in western Massachusetts over 5 intense days of work. Moscow Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova, a graduate of Moscow State Academy of Choreography commonly known as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, began her career at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses and brings the best ballet training in the world with her to this CDR. Producer and Choreographer Mary Giannone Talmi, a graduate of the Julliard School, has choreographed for American Ballet Theatre II under Baryshnikov, Boston Ballet II, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, among others. Together with young ballet students in Albany/Western Massachusetts, the group will create new steps for “Dance with Us” children to perform on the 2013 tour. Find out more about auditioning here.
Meet Broadway Dance Center!
Moscow Ballet is pleased to partner with New York City’s Broadway Dance Center (BDC) this season. Since 1984 the mega-dance center in the heart of new York City has earned a reputation in the global dance community as a beacon of excellence in dance education. BDC is renowned for its unparalleled faculty and for offering a diverse array of dance disciplines under one roof. The continued dedication to the international dance community, state-of-the-art studios, and central location in the heart of the Broadway theater district in New York City make this studio the ultimate destination for dancers around the globe. BDC offers many programs and workshops including Children & Teen Program (CTP), International Student Visa Program (ISVP), The Professional Semester, Summer Intern Program, The BDC Training Program, Work-Study Program as well as many ongoing workshops such as the Absolute Beginner Workshops and Rockette Experience.
For more information visit www.broadwaydancecenter.com