Nutcracker Ballet - Wayne  (NJ)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
William Paterson University- Shea Center
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 973.720.2371

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

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Tuesday, September 18 in Wayne

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 Wayne on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:00pm 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 Garden Street School of the Performing Arts 1018 Washington St., 2nd floor Hoboken, NJ 07030. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at William Paterson University- Shea Center.  Buy Tickets.

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.

Anunciando el Tour del Ballet de Moscúen! En Wayne el 30 de noviciembre

¡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 Wayne el 30 de noviembre. 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 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.