Nutcracker Ballet - Redding (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Redding Civic Auditorium
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 530.229.0022

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

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, August 25 in Redding

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 Maria Morari arrives in Redding on August 25 at 9:30 am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker

Maria Morari will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 California Dance Company. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, November 3, 3:00 pm matinee at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

The mission of California Dance Company is to bring a love of dance to all ages by sharing its beauty, power, and vision in fresh and unique ways. The school encourages students to take a dance style they haven’t tried before, find a fun new way to get fit, make new friends, and improve skills in all disciplines,  offering classes for everyone! Whether a student wants to dance for fun and fitness or is committed to taking skills and passion to the highest levels possible, instructors can help achieve goals. The teachers are all seasoned professionals and performers with a commitment to make each dancer the best they can be. The school instructs students all ages, from 2 to 92, and encourages everyone to attend and share their love of dance.

About the Redding Civic Auditorium

The Redding Civic Auditorium (previously known as the Redding Convention Center) is located near downtown Redding in an open space, surrounded by the beautiful Sacramento River, the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the magnificent Sundial Bridge. It accommodates over 2,000 people in plush, cushioned seats. The downstairs area, which consists of orchestra and dress circle, contains 1200 seats. The balconies, which seat people on both the sides and the rear of the theater, have a seating capacity of 822.  The city of Redding, in the county of Shasta, is located at the northern tip of the Central Valley, 160 miles north of Sacramento, with Interstate 5 running through the heart of Redding and Shasta County. Free, paved and lighted parking is available for over 700 vehicles. For additional information on Redding, visit the official City of Redding tourism website at visitredding.org.