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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Calgary 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. 

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.