Nutcracker Ballet - Bowling Green (KY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Bowling Green, KY!

 

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Bowling Green at SKyPAC Monday December 12, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Bowling Green, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Bowling Green audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Bowling Green. 

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Bowling Green start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Bowling Green Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call SKyPAC BO 270-904-1880  or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Bowling Green Performance!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. 

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.