Nutcracker Ballet - Durham (NC)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Carolina Theatre
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Carolina Theatre
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Carolina Theatre
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Durham!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Tuesday, October 23 in Durham

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Durham on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Alisa Bolotnikova will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Spotlight Dance Company 120 N Church St. Salisbury NC 28144. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday December at 7:00 pm, Wednesday December 12 at 7:00 pm, and Thursday December 13 at 7:00 pm , at Carolina Theatre.  Buy Tickets.

Durham School of Ballet and the Performing Arts, LLC (DSBPA) offers classes for students age two through adult who enjoy dancing, as well as for those who wish to pursue a professional career. Instructors are currently certified by ABT National Training Curriculum, Escola National de Ballet de Cuba, Imperial School of Dancing, and New England Conservatory of Circus Arts. They encourage and support their staff in pursuing continuing education opportunities for the benefit of students’ training. DSBPA constantly looks for opportunities to train students from communities traditionally underrepresented in classical ballet and aerial via national partnerships such as Project Plié and are seeking local partnerships underrepresented groups.

About The Carolina Theatre of Durham

The non-profit Carolina Theatre of Durham. is one of downtown’s most loved and established arts organizations. The city-owned Carolina Theatre complex has been operating for nearly two decades.The building is funded by ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, and an annual management stipend from the City of Durham. Each year the Theatre presents over 60 concerts, film festivals, and serves 15,000 school children with the Arts Discovery educational series. The venue is also home for numerous nonprofits and other organizations that utilize the facility – in all attracting more than 150,000 people to downtown. People who love downtown Durham crave the distinct personality, programming, and atmosphere that the Carolina Theatre specializes in.  The Carolina Theatre is more than a building, it's an experience that can only be found in Durham