Nutcracker Ballet - Saskatoon (SK)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
TCU Place
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Saskatoon at TCU Place Sunday November 20, 2:00pm matinee only.

Direct from Russia to Saskatoon, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Saskatoon audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Saskatoon.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Saskatoon start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Saskatchewan Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call TCU Place BO 888.639.7770 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Saskatoon Performance!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014. 

Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet(DPSB) is like no other in Saskatoon as it is a non-competitive, pre-professional performance based school. DPSB takes dancers back to the basics of classical ballet. It is the Founding Artistic Director’s goal to grow the school and reputation in Saskatoon as Saskatoon’s premiere ballet school. It is a non-profit organization working toward building a youth traveling company within the next five. This company will be working at pre-professional level, traveling throughout Saskatchewan Province with full length works. 

The main goal of the school is to produce properly trained technical dancers and to give youth from ages 3-18 the confidence and courage that in many cases gets left behind.  The Purpose of Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet is to educate dancers in the proper technical side of classical ballet. The School is a place for dancers to come and learn not only ballet but modern dance and a wide range of genres. The genre classes offer many styles and disciplines that are not usually offered in one location, such as ballroom and flamenco. DPSB is a school to educate what dance is, while teaching youth respect and discipline for others in the community and the world.

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind William Boan, 19, is an accomplished musician who currently studies violin at the University of Saskatchewan.  He has been the assistant concertmaster of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra since the age of 17.  Prior to that, he served as concertmaster of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra and Saskatchewan Provincial Honour Orchestra for three years.  William has received numerous accolades including first prize in the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association’s Concerto Competition (2015), the John & Judy Hrycak String Award at the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association’s Annual Provincial Finals Competitions (2015) and first prize in the prestigious Kinsmen Competition (2013).  William has also attended the Meadowmount Summer Music Institute where he studied with Sally Thomas, professor at Juilliard, and Ivan Ženatý, professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

About the TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre


TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre originally opened as the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium in 1968; the venue was renamed in 2006 as part of a major renovation project funded by TCU Financial.

TCU Place features multi-purpose rooms that host banquets, conferences, and tradeshows, as well as the Sid Buckwold Theatre, which hosts theatrical and dance performers and productions, speakers, and more.