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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Cupertino Performances!

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. 

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.

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Hannah Choi, 17, has been studying cello since the age of seven.  She is principal cellist for the California Youth Symphony and a member of the Polyphony Chamber Orchestra.  Hannah has received numerous accolades including first prize and the best performance award at the American Protégé International Competition, first prize and grand prize at the Contra Costa Young Artist Competition, first prize and grand prize at the international United States Open Music Competition, first prize at the American Fine Arts Festival’s International Concerto Competition and first prize at the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition. Hannah has had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall four times and has performed abroad in New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.  Next year, Hannah has been invited to join the Fremont Symphony for its 51st Season.

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.