NUTCRACKER BALLET - YAKIMA (WA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Capitol Theatre
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm
T: 509.853.ARTS

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

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” September 8 in Yakima

Moscow Ballet Audition Director Olena Pedan arrives in Yakima on  September 8 at 10:00 am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Auditions will take place at The Seasons Performance Hall 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima WA 98901

Ms. Pedan 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 and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studios 11th Avenue Ballet School. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at Capitol Theater on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm.

11th Avenue Ballet School (Arts in Motion) believes that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. AIM partners with public and private schools, to help make the arts an integral part of every child's education. The teaching artists go into public and private schools and teach all the students of a targeted grade, (3-5). Every child participates. The homeroom teachers participate. Each AIM program culminates with an End-of-Year Performance. For this show, a theme is lifted from their teacher's curriculum. For many, this is an exciting way to bring these facts to life. These programs are offered to the students totally free of charge. The 11th Avenue Ballet School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children through the power of the arts.

About the The Capitol Theatre

Originally built in 1920, The Capitol Theatre has been serving the community for nearly a century. Just after being purchased by the city of Yakima in 1975, much of the Capitol burned to the ground in a tragic fire, leaving nothing but a smoldering facade. The newly formed nonprofit, Capitol Theatre Committee, led fundraising efforts to restore the Theatre to its original glory. It reopened in 1978 (just 733 days after the fire).

The Main Stage is inside the original Pantages-style Capitol Theatre. Located in downtown Yakima, the 1,500 seat Grand Lady is dedicated to showcasing the best live performing artists on both the professional and community levels for audiences of all ages and interests.