Nutcracker Ballet - Calgary (AB)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker return to Calgary's Arts Commons November 18 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Calgray's Arts Commons Saturday, November 18 for a 3:00pm matinee.

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 Calgary are available April 10 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Calgary Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Mariia Skoruk on September 12 at Host Studio Ballet Classique Methusela

Calgary area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 pm, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk at Host Studio Ballet Classique Methusela, 404 Meredith Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2R3.   The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Mariia 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. Mariia Skoruk also 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 Saturday, November 18, 3:00 pm matinee at Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons . Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Ballet Classique Methusela is now in its 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.