Nutcracker Ballet - Fort Myers (FL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.440.7469 / 239.481.4849

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Ft Myers!

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” Saturday, September 22 in Fort Myers

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 Maria Morari arrives in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 22 at 2:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Maria Morari 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 Angelic Academy of Dance 27771 Tennessee Street Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00pm, at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Buy Tickets.

Angelic Academy offers students dance and various forms of performing arts providing fun and rewarding activities and helping students grow as individuals. Instructors provide positive reinforcement to help students develop their talents. Owner Lara Demetriades has a life-long passion for the arts and studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, baton, vocal, drama and modeling. She has over 40 years of performing, directing and teaching experience and has directed many award winning teams, soloists and title winners at regional, national and international levels. At Angelic Academy there are programs and classes for all ages and levels and the staff is trained to use positive reinforcement along with correct technique to bring out the best in each student.

About The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located on the campus of Edison State College. It regularly hosts college and community events, as well as theater and dance productions, concerts, and more. The Hall is also home to the annual Edison Pops Concert Series.