Nutcracker Ballet - Syracuse (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Syracuse at Crouse Hinds Theater Sunday December 5, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Syracuse, 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, Syracuse 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 Syracuse.

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 Syracuse start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local New York 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

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 Sophia Jeongyoon Han, 16, has been studying the violin since she was five years old.  Sophia is a student at Manlius Pebble Hill School where she participates in the string orchestra and volunteers as an instructor and conductor for younger violinists.  She also plays for the Syracuse Youth Orchestra with which she has had the honor of serving as concertmistress several times.  Sophia has participated in Junior and Senior High All-County Festivals as concertmistress for the past four years.  In addition, she has performed in master classes and was featured in the Civic Morning Musicals’ Live at the Everson: Central New York Young Artists Live in 2012 and 2013.  Sophia was awarded Honorable Mention in the Central New York Association of Music Teachers’ 2014 Instrumental Competition.

About The Oncenter

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter, an SMG managed facility, has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes.

Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H.  Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Syracuse Performances!

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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 Centre North celebrates over 25 years of training students in dance for performance expertise on the stage and working annually with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Through the discipline of classical ballet training,Dance Centre Northstudents have gained not only these qualities, but also the ability to integrate these skills into both academic education and future endeavors. Cathy Napolitano-Mucci (Director/Instructor)has a multi-faceted background of dance training which includes seminars and master classes with such noted artist’s as Irina Kolpakova and Janina Cunova on the Russian Ballet technique at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Dance Center North offers leveled training for all ages starting with Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet and up through pre-professional Classical Ballet, Pointe/Variations, Pas de Deux, Men’s & Boy’s Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Tap and Body Conditioning. And the DCN training includes established and proven professional faculty with worldwide company, college and university affiliations, as well as Broadway and regional production experience.