Nutcracker Ballet - Grand Junction (CO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Avalon Theatre
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.626.8497

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Grand Junction!

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 16 in Grand Junction

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 Mariia Skoruk  arrives in Grand Junction on October 16 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Mariia Skoruk 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 Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road, Unit 2, Grand Junction, CO 81505. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, December 10, 7:00 pm, at Avalon Theatre.  Buy Tickets.

Dance Works is the Grand Valley’s Premier Dance Studio and is committed to providing quality dance instruction and dance classes with professional standards, at a reasonable price, so all people may benefit from the joy and skills that dance provides. Dance Works was founded in 1980 by Kathryn J. Schulte.  Since its conception, the studio has taken pride in providing quality dance instruction and dance classes in the Grand Valley and continues to be the most respected dance studio in Grand Junction.  In addition to focusing on dance technique, Dance Works promotes artistic expression, self-confidence, self-discipline, and respect for others.  All teachers at Dance Works are well-qualified dance instructors with extensive dance experience. Dance Works also has a variety of non-traditional classes offered through the studio. 

About the Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre shows independent and foreign films and first-run movies. Live productions include concerts, theatrical performances and dance recitals. Renovations were made to the theater to restore its original 1923 condition. It is located in downtown Grand Junction, a charming area popular with tourists, making it convenient to restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops and clubs. The Avalon Theatre Foundation's mission is "to preserve, promote, and enhance the Avalon Theatre for community benefit". The Avalon Theatre Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Pat Gormley. It successfully undertook a fundraising effort that provided for the restoration of the theater's original 1923 façade. The Foundation continues to center its mission on historic preservation, generational heritage, and the continued commercial operations of The Avalon Theatre.