Nutcracker Ballet - Aberdeen (SD)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Northern State School of Fine Arts
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Aberdeen!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Aberdeen Performances!

The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) dance program is cosponsored by the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department and the Aberdeen Area Arts Council. The program provides quality and affordable dance classes for students of all ages and abilities in a positive and fun environment.  The ARCC contains six dance studios which equipped with mirrors, wooden floors and bars, which will fit the dancers' needs.

The dance program has 752 students, who are age 2 to adult and 7% percent of the students are male, said Dance Coordinator Weisenburger.  The students attend 100 classes each week, from Monday through Thursday and the program employs 15 instructors and 10 dance assistants. The ARCC program offers a wide array of classes, including rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, clogging, Zumba, pilates, Broadway and boys' break-dancing.  The ARCC dance program also has classes to fit students with special needs.

About The Aberdeen Johnson Fine Art Center

Northern State University’s (Fine Art School) Johnson Fine Arts Center (JFAC) is home to one of the strongest music and theater departments in the Midwest. JFAC is a valuable resource for the public and the entire campus community, presenting and hosting more than 65 concerts and events during the year. The auditorium also hosts NSU student theater performances and concerts. Community events have brought in special guests including actor Kevin Costner and the rock band Kansas.

The NSU School of Fine Arts is working to raise $14.5 million to renovate the Johnson Fine Arts Center, provide updated equipment and furnishings, and continue providing valuable scholarship assistance to recruit and retain the finest fine arts students in the upper Midwest. The renovation and addition to the Johnson Fine Arts Center will include: Updated main theatre (seats, lights, sound, shell, acoustics), Black Box theater, art gallery, expanded lobby/foyer space, box office and patron drop-off zone, new music faculty teaching studios, new theater faculty and staff offices, new student practice rooms and general purpose classrooms, costume shop relocation and expansion, dressing room renovation and expansion, Green Room, music education lab and electronic piano lab.