Nutcracker Ballet - Bowling Green (KY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Bowling Green at SKyPAC on December 11 ~ Tickets On Sale May 12

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Bowling Green on Monday, December 11, 7:00 pm at SKyPAC. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12. 

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Bowling Green are available May 12 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the SKyPAC BO 270.904.1880. 

 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Bowling Green Performances!

Dance Arts of Bowling Green, established in 1966 by Martha Madison, has been providing high quality of professional dance education to the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. The Dance Arts Faculty and Staff are passionate about dance and community development through emphasizing the value and importance of dance education. Dance Art's students gain valuable life skills and experiences that play a positive role in shaping their future and their love of the arts. The Dance Arts Faculty believes that dance education includes not only the physical aspects, but intellectual and emotional fitness as well, inspiring creativity and enthusiasm for dance in her students. Dance Arts' students all about the body and music from “Anatomy in Relation to Dance” to “Musical Rhythm.” Not only are recreational classes offered for all ages, but "Performance Level" curriculum classes that range from Performance Troupe, Dance Company, Bowling Green Show Stoppers, Prep-Professional Classes, and Pre-Professional classes are also offered.

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will accompany Moscow Ballet this December!

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will accompany Moscow Ballet company in the “Great Russian Nutcracker” for the second year. “Performing Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, with a major professional ballet company is a rare and special treat and challenge for our students.  They are very excited to meet and work with the Russian dancers, who are their same ages, and who, like them, are deeply involved in being excellent in their art form,” said John Nardodillo, UK Symphony Orchestra’s conductor. 

Now under the direction of John Nardolillo, the Orchestra was formed in 1918 by Carl Lampert, composer of the UK Fight Song and Alma Mater and has built a tradition of performing major symphonic masterworks. The orchestra also performs regularly with the UK Opera Theatre, which presents several fully staged productions each season.  Annually the orchestra gives more than 20 performances for more than 40,000 people and for thousands more on television in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The orchestra program attracts students from the state of Kentucky, throughout the U.S., and around the world. These highly skilled young performers regularly go on to complete graduate studies at top conservatories, and graduates of the UK School of Music perform in some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

Moscow Ballet ballerina visits the celebrated Corvette Museumin Bowling Green and heats up the room!

When Audition Director Carolina Siscanu was in town to audition and rehearse student dancers at Dance Arts of Bowling Green studio in September 2013, she was invited to visit the red-hot Corvette Museum. What do Corvettes have to do with Russian ballet? A lot more than one would think! Did you know that the “Godfather of Corvettes” was a Russian who immigrated to Europe and then to Bowling Green itself? And the love of his life and inspiration for the lines of the famous high speed roadster…was who else but a beautiful dancer, of course! More about the Russian-ballet-Corvette love story here.

A bit about Carolina Siscanu…she auditioned and was accepted at the National School of Ballet in Chisinau, Moldova at just nine years old. Carolina studied at the school for nine years, graduating in 2009. Click for more.

 

About the SKyPAC

By the late 1990s, productions at Bowling Green’s top venues—the Capitol Theater on Fountain Square and the Van Meter Auditorium at Western Kentucky University—were attracting larger audiences.

This prompted civic leaders in 2000 to form Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Inc. (SKyPAC) and subsequently accept funds from the state to construct a larger performing arts venue—which is SKyPAC. Today, the facility hosts a variety of performing arts events, including theater productions such as Cats and Mamma Mia, concerts, dance performances, and more.