Nutcracker Ballet - McAllen (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
McAllen Performing Arts Center
Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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

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” Monday, October 8 in McAllen

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 Anna Trofimova arrives in McAllen on October 8 at 6:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Anna Trofimova 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 Deborah Case Dance Academy, 5240 N. 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78504. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, December 30, 3:00 pm, at McAllen Performing Arts Center   Buy Tickets.

Deborah Case Dance Academy provides safe, sound training that protects the development of the student. Dancers train in Vaganova Russian technique to insure performance success. They teach dancers physical, intellectual and emotional lifetime skills, and good health habits. Their dancers excel in life beyond the studio. Deborah is recognized by Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Distinction in Arts and Entertainment; and McAllen Chamber of Commerce's Top 5 Business Award. Deborah received a Russian State Certificate of Vaganova Syllabus teacher training from Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia. DCDA has a strong track record of placing dancers in dance industries top dance programs, university scholarships and professional dance companies.

 

About the McAllen Performing Arts Center

Opening in the fall of 2016, the new McAllen Performing Arts Center will present a wide variety of nationally recognized productions of music, dance and theater to the citizens of South Texas.  The City of McAllen is committed to enhancing the arts and cultural experience by delivering the most advanced performing arts center south of San Antonio by bringing a broader variety of entertainment and live performance that has never been possible before in South Texas. The new center will feature adjustable acoustics to accommodate all genres of music from popular to symphonic orchestra; a four-story tower, with roof top terrace and VIP Lounge, all overlooking Oval Park and the McAllen Convention Center and monumental stairs with views to the outside; surrounding shopping, restaurants and hotels.