Nutcracker Ballet - Marion (IL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 618.997.4030

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Marion!

 

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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Marion Performances!

Arabesque Dance Studio opened its Carterville, IL location in 2003. Owner Kimberly Coffey and her staff offer over 134 years of experience. The diverse faculty provide instruction in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Competitive Dance, and Tap. Students range in age from 3 years to adulthood. Arabesque’s motto is "Why walk, when you can learn to fly." The goal of Arabesque Dance Studio is to offer a quality education in an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, and promotes a genuine sense of self-esteem. Arabesque Dance Studio encourages dancers to take the disciplines of dance into their everyday lives, helping to build self-confidence, good self-esteem and a passion for living. Each staff person involved in the educational programs is experienced and dedicated in their determination to help every child achieve all the success possible. Interested in being a part of this wonderful experience? Please contact us at 618-985-8715.

About The Marion Cultural and Civic Center

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center (MCCC) serves Southern Illinois as an outlet for cultural and artistic opportunities of all types. MCCC is a 1094 seat performing arts center located in the historic town square of Marion, IL. In addition to providing a state of the art theatrical facility, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists.

The Marion Cultural & Civic Center’s Patron Series provides Southern Illinois with an opportunity to see a number of national touring productions; while the Young Peoples Arts Series offers presentations and performances for children through Marion schools. MCCC also plays host to multiple promoters that bring in the highest quality in national touring productions. The Marion Cultural & Civic Center is also home to Miss Illinois and the Southern Illinois Music Festival each year, as well as host to Paradise Alley Players, Artstarts, Skyline Creek Productions and the Marion Unit #2 school productions. With these and other local shows and recitals, the MCCC hosts over 300 programs, rehearsals, meetings and other events every year.