Nutcracker Ballet - Midland (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.514.3849

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

 

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, October 13 in Midland

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 Midland on October 13 at 12:30pm 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 Dance Expressions by Debra, 2525 N. Grandview, Ste. 925, Odessa, TX 79761 Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 28, 7:00 pm, at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.  Buy Tickets.

Dance Expressions by Debra invites the Midland-Odessa community to “Come dance with us!” The studio offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Debra Hendricks's passion for dance began when she took her first dance class at the age of three and she hasn't stopped dancing since.  Debra went to Texas State University to continue training in dance and acting.  She trained in modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and choreography.  She became a member of Orchesis Dance Company for 3 yrs where she trained and performed in many styles of dance. Her performance credits include the Julliard Concert at Texas State, as well as performances in the Dancer's in Flight concerts, Open Door Dance Theatre, Choreographer’s Showcase.  Her choreography credits include the modern dance pieces Make a Difference, which was performed at the 2008 Choreographer's Showcase at Texas State, and Dance With You and Chrysalis Perspective.  Debra has always given 100% in everything that she does and her goal as a dance teacher is to accommodate to each student’s needs, to challenge every student, to demonstrate correct dance technique, and to be caring and positive.

About the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is located at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), and is the culmination of diligence on the part of many civic leaders and citizens in Midland and Odessa.

The center hosts a variety of performances as well as cultural and community events. The center is named for Lissa and Cy Wagner of Midland and the late Ellen Noel of Odessa, whose combined donation toward its construction totaled $10 million. The project has also received funding from the Texas legislature and the University of Texas System.