Nutcracker Ballet - Cupertino (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Cupertino / San Jose, CA!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Cupertino at Flint Center Tuesday December 20, 4:00 matinee and 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Cupertino, 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, Cupertino 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 San Jose.

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 Cupertino start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Bay Area 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 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 Cupertino!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 20 at The Flint Center for the Performing Arts. Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio, Saratoga School of Dance , will conduct auditions on Friday, October 7 at 6 p.m. at Los Gatos High School Community Room in Los Gatos, CA  95070, 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’s Dance with Us” program brings 6000 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.

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.