Nutcracker Ballet - Dallas (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Hailing from Mariinsky, Kiev, & more top Russian Schools, Moscow Ballet Dances through 100+ Cities on 2016 tour in Dallas November 18 and 20

120 Ballerinas and Danseurs, 115 Cities, New Costumes and Backdrops

Moscow Ballet announces Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker performances featuring Principal Dancers and Balletmasters of the highest caliber and hailing from the world’s top ballet schools. The three tours feature award winning and celebrated Principal Dancers: Ekaterina Alaeva and Kostyantyn Vinovoy on East; Tatiana Nazarkhevich and Andrey Batalov on Central, and Alisa Voronova and Dmitry Kozhemyakin on West, all graduates of the top ballet schools in the world, perform Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker. Balletmaster, Principal Danseur and Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Batalov has, “made the auditorium roar as loudly as a sports arena” reports the national Russian newspaper Kommersant; Ballet Master and Honored Artist of Ukraine Nobuhiro Tekada is the first and only Japanese person awarded the titles of Honored Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, two of the highest state awards. Balletmaster Vladimir Troschenko, an honors graduate from Vaganova Academy at Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, has partnered ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Bolshoi’s Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva of Mariinsky Ballet. These honored artists create the 3 companies of 40 dancers each who entertain audiences from coast to coast with Russian skill and passion from November through December. (See detailed tour list below) New sets designed by multi Academy-Award nominee Carl Sprague include the opening promenade scene highlighting Moscow’s legendary St. Basil's Cathedral and is considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art; the icy Snow Forest has sparkling crystalline snowflakes everywhere, which melt away in Act II to reveal Moscow Ballet’s signature “Land of Peace and Harmony” – a scene filled with exotic Firebirds, Unicorns, Tigers, and Lions who entertain Masha and Nutcracker Prince. New costumes designed by Arthur Oliver, include a dazzling cerulean and ivory bedazzled Ded Moroz, aka Father Christmas, and Snegurochka, aka Snow Maiden, highlight the traditional Russian folklore style and more.

yelplogo.originalSeeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! The 2016 tour runs from November 6 to December 30 in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities. Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Dallas at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Friday, November 18, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 and 5:00pm. Tickets 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 Dallas!

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in DallasThe selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Fri, Nov 18 and Sun, Nov 20 at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Sat, Sept 17 3:00pm at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio London School of Dance, Audubon Village Shopping Center, 565 W. Oates Road, Suite 105, Garland, TX  75043  and on Sun, Sept 18, 2:00pm at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Toby’s School of Dance, 635 W. Campbell Rd, Ste 224, Richardson, TX  75080. 

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 has brought thousands of 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.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

London School of Dance and Toby’s School of Dance are the Host Dance Studios and students from 24 local dance schools have participated in past performances. 

Toby’s School of Dance- Toby McPheeters is the owner, director and teacher of Toby's School of Dance and has owned and operated the studio for the last 54 years. Participation in ballet as a student is an exciting artistic experience. The result of proper ballet training is a beautiful, strong, and healthy body, which includes the development of good posture, grace, and poise. The self-discipline learned in ballet class can help a child to succeed in all undertakings. A qualified and well trained faculty and individual attention to each student’s technical or physical problems assure young students the maximum opportunity for progress. Ballet is the background and basis for all dance and should be studied first or along with other forms of dance. Toby studied dance from Edna McRae, Fronie Asher, Robert Bell, Nathalie Krassovska, Arthur Mitchell, Marjorie Tallchief, Victor Moreno, Randelyn Kaye, Nancy Cross, and Fernando Schaffenberg. A board member of the Dallas Dance Council for 20 years, she has served as Vice-President and Treasurer. She was Vice-President of Philanthropy, on the Board of the Richardson Council of the Arts, and is currently Co-Director of the student dancers in the Moscow Ballet "Great Russian Nutcracker"in Dallas. In November of 2007 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Dallas Dance Council.

London School of Dance was established in 1966 by Director and Founder Gwen Owens and continue the tradition of excellence with 2nd generation Co-Director Misty Owens and her New York City dance expertise. With 48 years of experience the studio is proud of the outstanding Professional Faculty and is dedicated to bringing the finest dance training for children in the area. The studio is non-competitive and the young students thrive in progressive, creative classes designed to offer children through teens an opportunity to study dance to its fullest.The annual spring performances are renowned in the region for their child-appropriate music choices, costumes and themes which ensures parent satisfaction.

About McFarlin Auditorium

McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas opened in 1926 to address the school’s need for a chapel that could accommodate the entire student body.

The building’s use has since evolved, and while it remains a venue for school-related and community activities, it has also hosted a variety of performances, productions, and speakers. Among them have been the American Ballet Theatre, Luciano Pavrotti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Yo-Yo Ma.