Nutcracker Ballet - Cupertino (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Cupertino at Flint Center on December 17 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Cupertino on Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Flint Center. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 Cupertino are available now at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Cupertino Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anastasiya Hnatyshyn on September 30

Cupertino area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on September 30, 3:00 pm, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatyshyn. Host Dance Studio Saratoga School of Dance will hold auditions at the Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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. Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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 Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

The Saratoga School of Dance, in the San Jose / Palo Alto Valley, provides a family oriented, child friendly, environment for students ranging in age from 16 months to adults of all ages. While the main emphasis is on age appropriate technique, this is not a competition school and equal importance is given to providing a fulfilling, fun environment for young dancers. Students are, however, well grounded in formal technique and are fully prepared to go to a competitive program should they choose.

About the Flint Center for the Performing Arts

The Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College is named for Calvin C. Flint, the first president and superintendent of the Foothill-De Anza District, of which De Anza College is a part. The venue hosts a wide range of performances by musicians, speakers, and dancers, as well as community events for the greater San Jose region.