Nutcracker Ballet - Baton Rouge (LA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Union Theater at Louisiana State University
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 225.578.5128

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Baton Rouge!

 

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” Tuesday, August 28 in Baton Rouge

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.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Yuriy Kuzo arrives in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Danseur Yuriy Kuzo will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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, Dance Studio and School of Performing Arts at  3535 Jones Creek Road Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm at Union Theater at Louisiana State University.

The Dance Center and School of Performing Arts is the result of a beautiful merger of two well established Baton Rouge art schools with combined experience of enriching students' lives for over 40 years. Its vision is to achieve excellence through quality instruction in dance, music, drama, and art for students wishing to pursue a professional career as well as a wonderful education for those who prefer to learn about their art form for their own personal enjoyment. For dance, the school primarily offers training in classical ballet; but, also classes in jazz, tap, and hip hop as well as workshops in Modern Dance and Flamenco and master classes with guest teachers throughout the year.

Dance Center and School of Performing Arts is also the host school for the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Through their "Dance with Us" program, students in the Baton Rouge area have the opportunity to audition and participate in this amazing, professional production at the LSU Union Theatre each November.

About The Louisiana State University Student Union Theater

The Louisiana State University Student Union Theater is proud to bring the LSU and Greater Baton Rouge Community the finest Broadway Shows, ballets, musical compositions, cultural attractions and more. Visit LSU Union Theatre today to enjoy the many unique performances offered each season. From Broadway and ballet to musicians and comedians, theater goers of all ages are sure find a show they will love. The LSU Union Theater is a newly-renovated 1269 seat proscenium arch theater complete with an orchestra pit. Seating is stadium style with no overhanging balcony, providing great sight-lines and sound. The LSU Union Theater is equipped with the Meyers Constellation System, which provides acoustical enhancement for voice and music performances, delivering concert hall quality sound regardless of where patrons are seated in the theater.