Nutcracker Ballet - New York (Brooklyn) (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Kings Theatre
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Ballerina Olga Aru dances with Pre-schoolers at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Fall 2016 Brooklyn children met and danced with Ballerina Olga Aru at Brooklyn Children’s Museum through Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life.”  Olga Aru, Soloist and Audition Director with Moscow Ballet, arrived in Russian Folk costume to teach children folk dancing, play Russian language games and share Moscow Ballet Russian cultural activity sheets.  Olga Aru received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine, in 2008. She is Laureate and award winner of the “Crystal Shoe - Dance Beyond Boards” competition and performed at “Mikkeli Ballet Festival” in Finland.  

Hailing from Mariinsky, Kiev, & more top Russian Schools, Moscow Ballet Dances through 100+ Cities on 2016 tour stopping at New York City's King's Theatre December 3

120 Ballerinas and Danseurs, 115 Cities, New Costumes and Backdrops

Moscow Ballet announces Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker performances featuring Principal Dancers and Balletmasters of the highest caliber and hailing from the world’s top ballet schools. The three tours feature award winning and celebrated Principal Dancers: Ekaterina Alaeva and Kostyantyn Vinovoy on East; Tatiana Nazarkhevich and Andrey Batalov on Central, and Alisa Voronova and Dmitry Kozhemyakin on West, all graduates of the top ballet schools in the world, perform Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker. Balletmaster, Principal Danseur and Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Batalov has, “made the auditorium roar as loudly as a sports arena” reports the national Russian newspaper Kommersant; Ballet Master and Honored Artist of Ukraine Nobuhiro Tekada is the first and only Japanese person awarded the titles of Honored Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, two of the highest state awards. Balletmaster Vladimir Troschenko, an honors graduate from Vaganova Academy at Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, has partnered ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Bolshoi’s Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva of Mariinsky Ballet. These honored artists create the 3 companies of 40 dancers each who entertain audiences from coast to coast with Russian skill and passion from November through December. (See detailed tour list below) New sets designed by multi Academy-Award nominee Carl Sprague include the opening promenade scene highlighting Moscow’s legendary St. Basil's Cathedral and is considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art; the icy Snow Forest has sparkling crystalline snowflakes everywhere, which melt away in Act II to reveal Moscow Ballet’s signature “Land of Peace and Harmony” – a scene filled with exotic Firebirds, Unicorns, Tigers, and Lions who entertain Masha and Nutcracker Prince. New costumes designed by Arthur Oliver, include a dazzling cerulean and ivory bedazzled Ded Moroz, aka Father Christmas, and Snegurochka, aka Snow Maiden, highlight the traditional Russian folklore style and more.

yelplogo.originalSeeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! The 2016 tour runs from November 6 to December 30 in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities. Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in New York City's King's Theatre in Brooklyn Saturday, December 3 at 3:00pm matinee only. Tickets go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

 

Moscow Ballet holds Auditions for Local Student Dancers to Perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in New York City.  Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olga Aru will be present Sun, Aug 14 at Moscow Ballet local Host Dance Studio Brighton Ballet Theatre School of Russian American Ballet in Brooklyn to audition dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker SatDec 3 at the newly restored King's Theatre. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children. “It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” Calgary Herald.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

About BBT/The School of Russian American Ballet:

Established in 1987, Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet (BBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk dance traditions in New York City. BBT is situated in the heart of the Russian cultural district of Brooklyn, in the Brighton Beach /Manhattan Beach area, where we offer affordable, professional dance instruction and performances on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.

More than 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend BBT each year to learn the art of ballet and dance. BBT's well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique, but also for proper disposition. Students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, jazz dance, and more. Under the care and guidance of BBT’s International faculty, who graduated from the best ballet schools and colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, student dancers gain the skills they need for life-long health, creativity, self-discipline, personal responsibility and professional success.

 

 

Brooklyn’s High School of the Arts Women’s Choir accompanies Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performance Saturday, Dec. 3 at Kings Theatre

Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program, consistent with Moscow Ballet’s mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs, features pre-professional award winning vocal groups accompanying dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Brooklyn High School of the Arts Women’s Choir,Musical Wunderkind choir in NYC,returns to accompany Moscow Ballet on Saturday, December 3 at 3 p.m. at Kings Theatre. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Brooklyn High School of the Arts was established in 2000 as the first academic arts high school in Brooklyn. The Women’s Choir consists of 35 talented singers and is led by Vocal Director Christian McLeer. Vocal students receive four years of intensive study of music theory, vocal production and performance. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, gospel and folk. The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' new Drama Program produces major productions such as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' Performing Choir and Jazz Band received a rating of "Gold, with Distinction" on level 6 at the New York State School Music Association Competition in 2010.

About the King's Theatre

Kings Theatre - Nearly two years after its extensive restoration was announced, the historic Kings Theatre reopens in February 2015 with its first concert with Diana Ross. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said, "A milestone for the Flatbush community." Built in 1929, the Kings Theatre is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn with over 3,000 seats. It closed in 1977 and was acquired by the city in 1983. The $95 million work has made sure its grand flourishes—inspired by Versailles and the Paris Opera House, no less—are glowing, with original fixtures such as chandeliers restored, new carpets, tapestries and curtains, all based on archival photographs.

The venue offers a wide spectrum of programming from local, national and international performing artists, with more than 200 performances annually. David Anderson—president for ACE Theatrical Group, the company that is operating the theater—said, "The Kings Theatre is now once again an integral part of this community, after being lost to the city for so long. We are so proud to welcome New Yorkers back to the Kings and we thank the community for its incredible support of the revitalization project. It is our hope that everyone will join us as we celebrate the historic reopening and embark on the Theatre’s inaugural year of performances."


altMoscow Ballet is honored to premiere in Brooklyn at the inaugural season of the historic and stunningly restored Kings Theatre and to become a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.