Nutcracker Ballet - Brandon (MB)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Brandon at Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on November 20 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Western Manitoba Civic Auditorium on Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm at Western Manitoba Civic Auditorium.

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 Brandon are available May 1 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Western Manitoba Civic Auditorium Box Office 204-728-9510. 

Brandon area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Skoruk on Saturday, September 23 at Host Studio Dance Images

Brandon area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 23, 10:30 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Skoruk at Host Dance Studio Dance Images, 710B 3rd Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3C8. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Maria Skoruk will lead auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Maria Skoruk leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm at Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Dance Images has offered classes for children as young as two to adult have been benefitting from the skills and experiences dance provides them for over 20 years. The studio offers various dance forms including pre-school classes, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Highland, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and much more. The studio is known as being a warm, friendly, family orientated dance school. The affordable rates and smaller class sizes are conducive to excellent learning and development. Students also benefit from personal and individual attention given by caring and accredited professionals. Whether you’ve never danced before, danced for years, are ready to compete or ready to have fun, Dance Images has the right program for you!

About Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium was first mentioned during a city council meeting in 1953. In 1958 architects presented a set of plans for a civic centre which was to be a two storey building featuring a 1,200-seat auditorium on the main floor and a 600-seat banquet hall and convention centre on the second floor. In 1962, Manitoba's Premier Duff Roblin gave the city permission to proceed with plans to build an auditorium as a 1967 Centennial project and in 1964, the Manitoba Centennial Corporation announced a $300,000 grant towards the auditorium project. 

The project's total estimated cost was $450,000, and it was to be built on the Brandon College campus. On April 28, 1966 Mayor Magnacca unveiled a model, giving residents of Western Manitoba their first glimpse of the new auditorium.On May 30, 1967 the Centennial Commissioner John Fisher officially unveiled a sign announcing the location of the auditorium on Brandon College campus. Like a beautiful monument, the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium rose on the corner of Twentieth Street and Princess Avenue.