Nutcracker Ballet - Nacogdoches (TX)

Performances
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Nacogdoches, TX at the W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University on November 16th & 17th, both at 7:30 PM

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Nacogdoches, TX at the W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University on November 16th & 17th, both at 7:30 PM. 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.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

About the W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University

Named after William M. Turner, Stephen F. Austin State University dean from 1965 to 1978, the W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University is known for its excellent acoustics and comfortable seating arrangement. Patrons often comment there “isn’t a bad seat in the house.” The auditorium recently installed a state-of-the-art lighting system, which will expand technical capabilities and improve the patron experience.  Tickets to events in Turner Auditorium may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office during regular office hours or online. For evening and weekend events, the Box Office re-opens 45 minutes prior to the performance start time.