Nutcracker Ballet - Fort Wayne (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Embassy Theatre
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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

 

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 29 in Fort Wayne

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 Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker! Bogdana Кopiy 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 En Croix Ballet and Kinetic Revelation Academy of Dance, 137 Chambeau Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday December 4 at 7:00 pm at Embassy Theatre.   Buy Tickets.

Kinetic Revelation’s artistic director and instructor, Kimberly Bronson, has been teaching dance for over 30 years. She began choreographing while in high school and has choreographed for area churches, show choirs, musicals and professional productions. Kimberly has written scripts for many of the shows she has produced, including an original production of CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe called Doorway to Narnia. Kinetic Revelation is a Christ-centered, technique-based studio dedicated to providing an excellent dance education in a fun, safe, encouraging environment. They don’t simply train dancers and actors, they help them grow as individuals and learn how to dance and apply theatre principles to their spiritual and daily lives.

En Croix Ballet is a dance studio that teaches classes of many dance genres, for all ages and in the daytime and evening.  En Croix teaches solid ballet technique in a positive environment. Our facility push each child to be their best while teaching them how to be wise with their bodies in dance, think for themselves, and foster a love for the art of ballet and dance. The studio performs a full length ballet instead of individual pieces. Each class has a part within the story. And the end of the year program is a wonderful showcase of the technique the students have learned throughout the first 6 months of their classes. The studio offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Worship, Stretch and Strength. All Ages and skill levels are invited. There is a Boys Only Class, Tots ages 3-4, Adults, Ballet Levels 1 to 5 and Modern Beginner through Advanced.

About Embassy Theatre

On May 14, 1928, the doors of the magnificent Emboyd Theatre opened in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Built as a movie palace and vaudeville house, the Emboyd provided a majestic backdrop for the entertainment of the day, complete with a Page theatre pipe organ. The Emboyd came complete with the seven-story, 250-room Indiana Hotel wrapped around the north and west sides of the theatre. Clyde Quimby, theater operator, had commissioned A.M. Strauss and John Eberson to design the Emboyd and the Indiana Hotel.

In 1952, the Emboyd Theatre and Indiana Hotel were sold to the Alliance Amusement Corporation, along with the Indiana Hotel adjacent to the theatre. The name changed to the Embassy Theatre.

Through all renovations and improvements, the Embassy Theatre has maintained the historic integrity of the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places.