Nutcracker Ballet - Bowling Green (KY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 270.904.1880

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Bowling Green!

 

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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 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.

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.