Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex- Concert Hall
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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

 

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.

Birmingham’s Young Musical Phenom Shelby Camp Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on December 2 at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - Concert Hall

Birmingham’s young phenom, cellist Shelby Camp, will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm matinee at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - Concert Hall, for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Camp will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Camp has been playing the cello since the age of five. She is now a freshman at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she serves as principle cellist. Shelby also performed as principle cellist with Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, She is currently under the study of cellist Samuel Nordlund, on the faculty of Samford University and a member of the Capstone Quartet. As a soloist, Shelby has performed J. S Bach Suite 1 Prelude, Allemande, and Courant; Camille Saint-Seans’ The Swan; J. C Bach Concerto in C minor movement 1; J. B Breval’s Sonata in C major movements 1 and 2; W. H Squire’s Tarentella; Max Brunch’s Kol Nidre; and Gabriel Fauré’s Elegie.

 

About the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)

In the heart of thriving, fun-filled Birmingham is the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). As one of the city's premier gathering places, it is where concerts, Broadway shows, local meetings, banquets, educational, cultural, religious and social functions are held on behalf of all members of the community. Here is array of top-notch facilities, 1056 adjoining guest rooms in Westin Birmingham and Sheraton Birmingham hotels, an Uptown District with convenient dining and entertainment as well as a host of specialized services. The Convention Center's primary mission is to attract theatrical performances, conventions and meetings that will generate economic benefits for the region. The BJCC is an important community gathering place and is more than just a venue for conventions and trade shows, it is also a magnet for the local community too. BJCC hosts popular consumer events such as the Birmingham International Auto Show and Birmingham Sport & Boat Show and many more that thousands flock to every year.