Nutcracker Ballet - Wallingford (CT)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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

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” August 21 and 22 in Wallingford

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 Wallingford and Shrewsbury August 21 and August 22 to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00am at Danceartists Ballet Academy Studio 52, South Quinsigamond Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Wednesday, August 22, 4:00pm at Fusion Dance Center, 21 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06452


Ballerina Alisa 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. Sign up to audition www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 1, 3:00pm matinee at Oakdale Theater.  Buy Tickets

The objective of Fitness Fusion and Dance is to provide a creative environment where students have a tremendous amount of fun and learn new technique, while enhancing their self-expression, self-confidence and acquiring a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Dance is a fun way to exercise, but also provides other wonderful benefits such as coordination, balance, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and Fusion is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance students’ overall development. It provides a safe and child-centered environment to encourage their students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. The school believes that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image increasing awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

Dance Artists Ballet Academy was awarded Best Dance School 2017 in Shrewsbury Massachusetts. The school is a Royal Academy of Dance registered dance school teaching the International Benchmark University Accredited Dance Programs. The school’s dance programs offer cutting edge training with enthusiasm that drives students’ progress and is an integral part of their training philosophy. Class sizes are small, designed to ensure that each student receives individual attention. The school is open year-round with a 43-week year, summer intensive programs throughout July and August, and available to all students of dance. 

Anunciando el Tour del Ballet de Moscúen! En Wallingford el 1 de diciembre

¡Anunciando el único Ballet de Moscú! Gran cascanueces ruso ~ Tour de la Paloma de la Paz. Las entradas están a la venta ahora para el rendimiento de Wallingford el 1 de diciembre. Visite www.nutcracker.com/your-city para obtener los mejores asientos. Experimente el Tour de la Paloma de la Paz de Ballet de Moscú, extendiendo la buena voluntad en más de 100 ciudades de América del Norte en esta temporada de vacaciones, y presentando intérpretes de clase mundial; Leyendas populares rusas Papá Noel y Snow Maiden, telones de fondo pintados a mano por maestros rusos; y una Paloma de la Paz con una envergadura de 20 pies: el Gran Cascanueces ruso hace que el espíritu navideño cobre vida para todas las edades. "¡Los niños tenían los ojos abiertos de alegría!", dice The New York Times.

About the Oakdale Theatre

In 1996, the current Oakdale Theatre was built, transforming the old in-the-round theatre into the gracious theatre by adding a 4600-seat theatre with a proscenium stage that would now rival any entertainment center in the Northeast.  With the new shape came the big stars: Sting, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Robin Williams, Coldplay, Josh Groban, and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few. The new theatre also afforded Oakdale to present Broadway sized shows as the new stage was able to hold the large sets. 'Riverdance',, 'Grease', 'The Producers', 'Seussical', 'Movin Out' and more were all part of the Broadway Series that ran for 10 years. The old alfalfa field that turned into one of the regions premier concert venues has seen its share of stars. The next time history is made at Oakdale, will you be there?