Nutcracker Ballet - Saskatoon (SK)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
TCU Place
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm
T: 975.7799 or 888.639.7770

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Saskatoon at TCU Place on November 19 ~ Tickets On Sale Now!

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Saskatoon on Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm matinee at TCU Place. Tickets go on sale now!

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.

Tickets start at $40.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Saskatoon are available June 16 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the TCU Place BO 306-975-7799. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Saskatoon on November 19

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Yorktown, the “Dance with Us” cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm matinee at TCU Place this holiday season.

 “It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Mariia Skorukin the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio, Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcrackerwww.nutcracker.com/yourcity . 

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.

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.