Nutcracker Ballet - Calgary (AB)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
EPCOR CENTRE'S 'Jack Singer Concert Hall'
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Calgary, AB!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Calgary at Jack Singer Concert hall at Art Commons Wednesday November 16, 7:00pm only.

Direct from Russia to Calgary, 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, Calgary 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 Calgary.

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 Calgary start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Alberta 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 Jack Singer Box Office 403.294.9494 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Calgary!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 16 at Art Commons. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Nalyvaiko will conduct auditions Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m.at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Ballet Classique Methusela’s audition location, 404 Meredith Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3R7, for dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  Moscow Ballet’sDance with Usprogram brings 6,000 student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “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, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

Ballet Classique Methusela is now in it's tenth exciting year.  BCM takes great  pride in presenting a full roster of ballet and dance courses, for students, ages 3 to adults.  This personal and community-minded studio, commits to provide the highest standard of technical training and yet maintains an inspiring and joyful environment. The studio aims to aid students in cultivating a love and appreciation of dance and music that will last a lifetime.  This is evident through the enthusiastic ballet instruction, as well as in the many supplementary program benefits offered to students including ballet field trips, ballet movie nights, and a 'full to the brim' ballet library. The studio supports student's desire to spread their infectious love of dance, with their community, by organizing several yearly community dance presentations performed by their Performance Troupe.  This is Ballet Classique Methusela's 6th year, working in partnership with, the Moscow Ballet in their “Dance with Us” program for young dancers.

About EPCOR CENTRE'S 'Jack Singer Concert Hall'

Answering a growing need for a proper performance space in the region, the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts (CCPA) was established as a charitable organization in the 1970s. The venue, anchored by the historic Burns Building and Public Building, officially opened in 1985 to much fanfare.

Now called the Epcor Centre's 'Jack Singer Concert Hall', the theater hosts a variety of productions and performers, such as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Theatre Project, K.D. Lang, and Celtic Thunder.