Nutcracker Ballet - Bakersfield (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Bakersfield Fox Theatre
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 661.324.1369

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

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.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday, October 13 in Bakersfield

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour.  Local students will audition on Saturday, October 13 at 10am for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Moscow Ballet Ballerina Olena Pedan  will arrive in Bakersfield on October 16 for rehearsal. Olena Pedan  will rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio J&M Dance Center, 20609 Santa Lucia Street, Unit A, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 13, 7:00 pm, at Fox Theater.  Buy Tickets

J and M Dance Center’s goal and vision is to offer comprehensive and enriching dance classes focusing on proper technique, body alignment, control, creativity and an all inclusive dance education. To accomplish this attention is devoted to each dancer who is seen as an individual with unique and varying abilities. The Center is committed to helping each dancer reach their maximum potential and achieve goals through positive and consistent training. Whether a dancer pursues a professional dance career or another profession, the confidence and skills they learn at the Center will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

About the Fox Theater

The historic Fox Theater of Bakersfield epitomizes an era of elegance, romance and big screen entertainment otherwise impossible to experience this side of Hollywood. Opened on Christmas Day 1930, The Fox was one of the last of its kind built in the Gilded Age. The first film on The Fox’s big silver screen was "Just Imagine", a sci-fi tale set 50 years in the future to 1980. The Fox featured the first "talkie" motion pictures and its stage was graced by live performers who among many were prestigious artists such as Bakersfield native Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett (1933), world-renowned soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1939), the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1939), and the classic pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1940).

Today, The Fox Theater in Bakersfield is recognized as a community treasure for its fine acoustics and is the only remaining Fox with its rare Skouras signature intact. 

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