Nutcracker Ballet - Wayne  (NJ)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
William Paterson University- Shea Center
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Wayne!

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

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Wayne Performances!

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is the only comprehensive performing arts school in the Hoboken/Wayne area of New Jersey specializing in educating young children through professional adults. With departments in dance, theater and music in addition to a contemporary recording studio, Garden Street encourages a multidisciplinary approach to the arts with world class instructors. Dan and Annie McLoughlin founded the school and they believe in the importance of the arts, not just for those who want to be professional musicians or dancers, but for everyone. The ability to express emotions through music, dance, literature and art is a gift to keep forever, and to learn this at a young age can inspire a person for life.

The dance classes are designed for age and level of the students and the staff is second to none: classically trained, certified, and have degrees from some of the finest schools in the world such as at the Royal Ballet in London, Irish Schools in Dublin, Howard University, and TISH School of the Arts in NYC. They have performed on Broadway, The Kennedy Center, in STOMP, Phantom of the Opera, The Olympia in Ireland, the Princeton Ballet, and Lincoln Center.  The artists on staff have worked with entertainment legends including Bono, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hal Prince, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna.

About the Shea Center for Performing Arts

The Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University is an intimate 922-seat theater built in 1965. The theater boasts a customized, state-of-the-art sound system, computerized lighting system and a unique seating/stage configuration that ensures a close performer/audience connection. Shea Center is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. A wide variety of university events and visiting artists have appeared at the Center from legendary rock icon David Crosby, to the jazz great, Wynton Marsalis, and from Margaret Thatcher to Stephen Sondheim. Each season the University Performing Arts hosts dozens of professional artists including musicians, theatre troupes and family artists representing a wide variety of genres. The Jazz Room Series features renowned and emerging jazz performers, as well as students from the University’s highly acclaimed jazz program. The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents an exciting line-up of speakers on topical issues ranging from the arts and culture to sports and politics in distinctive formats that enhance the link between the speakers and the audience.