Nutcracker Ballet - Winston-Salem (NC)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
RJ Reynolds Auditorium
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Winston Salem!

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

About the RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium

RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium opened in 1924. Katharine Smith Reynolds, the widow of R.J. Reynolds donated the funds to build the auditorium and specified that it be used to benefit R.J. Reynolds High School, as well as the community. The Greek revival building stands on the school campus on Hawthorne Road and overlooks the bluffs of historic West End, as well as Hanes Park. In its history, the auditorium has staged performances ranging from Will Rogers to Harry Houdini.