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Albany, NY

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Palace Theatre  

Tickets on Sale Now for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Albany’s Palace Theatre Thursday, Dec. 10th


altTickets on sale now in Albany, NY for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre on Thursday December 10th, at 7:00pm. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification. For Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.


Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Sat, Oct 3, 12:30pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Dec 10 at the Palace Theater.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Premiere Dance Performing Arts Center, 1580 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY, 12065.

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 23rd year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Audition Director Olga Aru will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition. Tickets and more info at www.nutcracker.com.

Orlando School of Dance believes in offering students a quality dance education with training which motivates the students to be the best they can be. The focus is offering proper dance training, by a highly qualified staff, inspiring dedication, teamwork and discipline. The lessons learned at the Orlando School of Dance will have applications far beyond the dance class, and will last the students a lifetime. Artistic Director and Teacher Debra Pigliavento received her Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet from the Indiana University School and Broadway and national tour credits include Hello Dollystarring Carol Channing, A Chorus Line in the role of Bebe/Cassie and 42nd Street as Dance Captain of the Broadway Company. She choreographedfor Ginger Rogers at Radio City Music Hall and industrials for Avon, I Love NY, Nickolodean’sNick at Nite and CBS’As the World Turns.

Premier Dance is committed to creating and maintaining a fun and encouraging learning environment, without compromising the quality of dance instruction. The studio’s highly qualified, nurturing staff strives to ensure that each dancer recognizes how special and unique they are and to teach compassion and respect for others and the ability to embrace and understand our differences. Teachers share our passion for the dance and make sure that each dancer reaches their own true potential. Premier Dance pledges to provide superb customer service and satisfaction through careful management, organization and communication to ensure an enjoyable, fun and healthy experience for all.Jaye Cummings
is the studio owner and artistic director.


Moscow Ballet and INVEST, at Russell Sage College, present “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” at Russell Sage College


“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world” Nelson Mandela

altMoscow Ballet and partner INVEST at Russell Sage College announce “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” performance and panel led Q&A Friday, September 26 at James L. Meader Little Theatre for Sage students and the public. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru performs “The Ravaged Face,” a dance condemning violence against women and inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name and choreographed by Italian Paola Scoppettuolo, director of Aleph dance company in Rome, Italy. Aru also speaks about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square, Cairo during 2013 uprising and announces dedication of the 2014 Moscow Ballet tour to world peace. She will also perform the traditional Russian Scarf dance from Swan Lake. Q&A panel includes Olga Aru, Sage Colleges’ Professor of History and Chair Andor Skotnes; Spanish professor Dr. Ekatrina Kagan; Executive in Residence with the School of Management Gerald Shaye. Dr. Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry and Director of INVEST, says, “The INVEST Interdisciplinary Speaker Series together with The Sage College are proud to host and participate in Moscow Ballet’s “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced.”


Moscow Ballet lead Master Class for dance students at Russell Sage Colleges in 2013


This 2013 Master Class was taught by Svetlana Todinova for Sage Colleges dance students, images shown here. Immediately following the class, Todinova and Dance Department Director Ellen Sinopoli spoke to press about the INVEST incubator program partnership with Moscow Ballet as Artist-Entrepreneur in Residence.

The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST creates possibilities for the community of Sage Colleges, the Troy community and the greater Albany region. 

 


alt"INVEST at Russell Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America." www.sage.edu/invest 'In dreams begins responsibility.' - W.B. Yeats


"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times


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The Palace Theatre was the largest in the city when it opened in 1931, presenting vaudeville acts and feature films. The theater, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has retained most of its original design features, and underwent renovations in 2002 and 2003, bringing aspects such as the building's marquee back to the original design.

The Palace has hosted a variety of live performances, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Rolling Stones, and Roy Orbison, as well as theater productions and city-sponsored events.


 

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