Nutcracker Ballet - El Paso (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Plaza Theatre
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Plaza Theatre
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in El Paso!

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” Monday, October 15 and Thursday, October 18 in El Paso

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 Anna Trofimova arrives in El Paso on October 15 at 4:30pm and October 18 at 3:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Anna Trofimova 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 Studios, For the Love of Dance and British Ballet Academy. The October 15 audition takes place at For the Love of Dance, 7930 North Mesa Street, Suite B9, El Paso, TX 79932. The October 18 audition takes place at British Ballet Academy, 9417 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79925. Dancers may attend whichever audition is most convenient. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 22, 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 23, 1pm matinee and 5 pm, at Plaza Theatre.  Buy Tickets.

British Ballet Academy has proudly been instructing El Paso dance students for over 40 years. They currently mentor over 350 families from El Paso, Fort Bliss and the surrounding area. The studio offers classes in jazz, tap, and ballet for all skill levels and ages. Director and Choreographer for Ballet, Kirsty O-Connell, has been a faculty member of British Ballet Academy for 30 years. She is an associate member of the National Dance Association and International Tap Association, as well as a former winner of the Senior Texas Division Winner Jazz Competition.

For the Love of Dance is passionate about the art of dance. Although specialized in classical ballet, they also offer classes to other forms of expressions. The school strives to provide a place of growth and learning and instill students with self-discipline, commitment, and confidence. Curriculum combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development and consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to the dance students of all ages and skill levels. 

About The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center

The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center opened in 1930 as both a modern film house and a stage production venue. Commonly referred to as "The Showplace of the Southwest," the Plaza was once the largest theater between Dallas and Los Angeles. It boasts elaborate architecture and decor, and has hosted concerts, stage shows, and movies. The Plaza will soon feature such acts as the Blue Man Group, B.B. King, and the Broadway production of West Side Story.