Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Indianapolis on November 26 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre ~ Tickets On Sale Now

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Indianapolis on Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm matinee at the Old National Centre.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Indianapolis are available April 10 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Indianapolis area Ballet Students called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Alisa Bolotnikova on Saturday, August 19 at Host Studio Stage 1 Dance Academy

Indianapolis area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition for Ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova on Saturday August 19, 10:30am for Moscow Ballet student roles at local Host Dance Studio:  Stage 1 Dance Academy, 740 Fry Road, Greenwood, IN 46142.

This Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Alisa will lead the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is entirely underwritten by 501c-3 Cultural Resources Foundation. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions  .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov 26 at Old National TheatreFind Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city .

Indianapolis’ Stage I Dance Academy’s mission is to create a positive, caring environment for every child that desires to dance. This is accomplished by giving every student the same special attention and by providing a qualified teaching staff that has a passion for dance and for teaching dance. The values associated with Stage I Dance Academy include high moral standards and teaching each student that to dance is to love. Other values include building self-confidence, responsibility, integrity, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork, healthy bodies, and stage presence. The studio also houses A Dancer's Boutique which provides all dance needs at reasonable prices.

About the Old National Centre

The Old National Centre, originally known as the Murat Shrine, the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis, is now an entertainment venue. Originally built and owned by the Murat Shiners’, its namesake is the Nubian Desert oasis Bir Murat, which itself was named for Frenchman Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. The building features include stained-glass windows, terra cotta trim, and a 208 foot tall tower at the southeast corner. The Egyptian-themed auditorium opened coincidentally with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. In its early days it featured Broadway plays and a 1932 speech by Winston Churchill. Between 1948 and 1963, it was the only road show venue in Indianapolis and for a time it was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The main sections are the 1,800-seat concert hall, the 2,500-seat performing arts theater and nine more areas for hosting events.