Nutcracker Ballet - Virginia Beach (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 877.966.8849

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Virginia Beach!

 

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” Sunday October 21 in Virginia Beach

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 Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Virginia Beach on Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Alisa Bolotnikova will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! 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 Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance 677 Oak Grove Road Chesapeake, VA 23320. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday November 27 at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday November 28 at 7:00 pm, at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.  Buy Tickets.

Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance is locally owned and operated with a 30-year history. The school is best known for its outstanding staff of professional instructors who strive to teach students the art of dance, not just how to perform dance steps. This commitment to education ensures their students learn how to be dancers, not just how to follow specific choreography. This approach consistently produces outstanding dancers who have gone on to perform at the college level and beyond.

About the Sandler Center

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts - In recent years, Virginia Beach has developed a strong and growing market for the performing arts, and the demand has increased tremendously as more visitors, residents, and businesses are drawn to the area. In 2001, existing regional facilities were limited, lacking the optimal size, quality, and functionality to meet the needs of current and potential tenants. Emerging and long-standing local arts organizations desperately wanted access to well-equipped facilities with rehearsal and teaching spaces, reservation scheduling, and reasonable rental rates. It soon became apparent to the Virginia Beach City Council that the city needed its own cultural center, and the Council began its plans to replace the 1000-seat Pavilion Theatre with a facility deemed "equal or better." After 6 diligent years, the city completed its architectural masterpiece. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated in November of 2007, and is now not only heralded as one of the region's most stunning structures, but also among the nation's most acoustically sound venues for the arts.