Nutcracker Ballet - Decatur (IL)

Performances
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 2:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Decatur, IL on November 4th, 2017 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Decatur, IL on November 4th, 2017 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University. Tickets 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.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

About the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University

Since its grand opening in 1970, the Kirkland Fine Arts Center has played an integral part in continuing the arts in Decatur and central Illinois. The Center is home to a 1,903-seat auditorium and houses several music and choral facilities, lecture halls, art galleries, and other multipurpose rooms. Kirkland Fine Arts Center has brought in many nationally acclaimed musical tours including Rent, 42nd Street, Grease, Godspell, Side by Side, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, and many others. World renowned entertainers such as Trace Adkins, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Vicki Lawrence, and others have also performed at the renowned Center.