Nutcracker Ballet - Oklahoma City (OK)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 405.297.2264 or 800.364.7111

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Oklahoma City!

 

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 Oklahoma City Performances!

Julia’s School of Dance has open for 5 years and is a predominately Classical Ballet school but also offer hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, tap and jazz classes. At Julia’s School of Dance your child will practice the fundamentals correctly, avoiding unnecessary injuries and traumas (SAFETY);  will learn correct terminology for all of the movements and techniques, providing competence in scholastic advancement  (KNOWLEDGE); will acquire the true essence of being a dancer, including the ethics and aesthetics (BEAUTY); will become a highly disciplined artist – a proven factor to improve performance in school and better behavior at home (CONSISTENCY); will showcase their talent and skills mastered at Julia’s and be a part of professional performing arts productions (PURPOSE) and can advance to certification level awarded by industry recognized dance professionals. This certification provides your child entrance into advanced levels of training or performing (CREDIBILITY). Former Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director/P.R. spokesperson Svetlana Todinova is now ballet teacher at Julia’s.

Oklahoma City Young Musical Phenom Laura Deng Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on November 19, 2017 at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

Oklahoma City’s young phenom, cellist Laura Deng , will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on Sunday, November 19, at 5:00 pm at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Deng will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides experiential 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.

Oklahoma’s Laura Deng, 17, is a cellist from Stillwater. She serves as the principal cellist for the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, as well as a cellist for both the OYO Honor Quartet and the OSSM Quartet, which won First Place at the OKC Music Olympics in 2017. She has been a member of the All-State Orchestra for the past two years. Deng has placed in numerous solo competitions as well, winning First Place cello at the Oklahoma City Orchestra League Buttram Competition in 2016 and 2017, Second Place at the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and Alternate at the Oklahoma MTNA Senior String Competition. Deng will make her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2017 as part of the American Protege Competition. She is currently under the pedagogy of Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells. Moscow Ballet is honored to include Deng as Musical Wunderkind – Strings on the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours.

About the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

The Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center is a premier educational facility and cultural venue for Rose State College students and central Oklahoma.

The heart of the center is the 1,400-seat theater which has  exceptional theatrical capabilities, superb acoustics, and hosts a variety of live cultural and educational events. The exterior of the building features a 336-seat amphitheater designed to host various outdoor events and performances.