Nutcracker Ballet - Eau Claire (WI)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Pablo Center at the Confluence
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 715.492.0240

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Eau Claire!

 

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, September 4 in Eau Claire

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 Bogdana Кopiy arrives in Eau Claire on Tuesday, September 4 at 4:45 PM to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Ballerina Bogdana Кopiy will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 Audition Infinity Dance Center 2801 E. Hamilton Avenue Eau Claire, WI 54701. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:00 pm at Pablo Center at the Confluence.   Buy Tickets

Infinity Dance Center’s goal is to expand children’s overall education through dance; incorporating team work, personal achievements, creative thinking, movement, and entertainment. Infinity Dance Center is a full-service dance studio devoted to providing exceptional dance instruction to children age 2 through adult. Classes emphasize respect, teamwork, and self-confidence through dancing, all in a family friendly environment. Artistic Director Rachel Wrobel had advanced dance training with the Minnesota Ballet Company and with Larkin Dance Studio. She studied under many talented dance teachers. She has a diverse background in many dance styles including Ballet, lyrical, partnering, jazz, tap, musical theatre, pointe, and hip-hop.

About The Pablo Center at the Confluence

The $51 million state-of-the-art Pablo Center at the Confluence, recently completed in summer 2018, provides rehearsal, teaching and support space for the University of Wisconsin’s theater program and a significantly larger performance venue for its nationally renowned music program. The arts center also will host concerts, performances and Broadway-style touring shows that no current campus or community venue can support. Located at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers, the Pablo Center, a shared university-community facility, includes: a 1,200-seat theater/concert hall, a 400-seat theater and a 250-seat flexible-use space; visual arts galleries; scene, prop and costume shops; a dance studio, classrooms, rehearsal rooms and a recording studio