Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Asheville, NC

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the U.S. Cellular Center  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Asheville, NC!


altTickets on sale now in Asheville for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at US Cellular Center on Tuesday December 8, 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 Sun, Oct 4 1:00pm 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 8 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at The US Cellular Center.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Center Stage Dance Studio, 38 Rosscraggon Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.

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 Zhanna Golubenko 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.

 

Center Stage Dance Studio has been ‘dancing” since 1979 and offers classes in a variety of styles for children ages 3 to 18. It is Western North Carolina’s top rated dance facility and is unique among dance studios in the area; all faculty hold degrees in dance or early childhood education, have danced with a professional company or maintain membership in Dance Masters of America. Founder Michele Lee remains committed to offering the highest quality dance education to students. The success of Center Stage lies in maintaining positive relationships with students and forming a life-long love of dance.  Many former students now bring their children to Center Stage!


Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker


altYouth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Mischa Dzubay, 12, began playing the violin at age four, and discovered his musical gift at age six when he played a concert almost entirely by ear (not realizing that he was supposed to leave the stage after his two prepared pieces).  Mischa performed his first concerto repertoire at age eight as part of the Asheville Symphony Guild’s annual event, and received a Superior rating and the Judges’ Choice Award in 2015’s Asheville Symphony Spotlight on Young Musicians Competition.  He has received merit scholarships to Interlochen Arts Camp Advanced String program (2014 and 2015) and Indiana University’s Summer String Academy (2015) and enjoys performing with the Asheville Music School’s Sound Education outreach program.  Mischa is a frequent guest performer with the AmiciMusic chamber music series and recently joined the Asheville Young Musician’s Club.


"The corps dancers are striking to see."
Charleston Today


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From Celtic Woman to Jerry Seinfeld, from leadership summits to the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the U.S. Cellular Center is sure to have the perfect space for your event.

 

The U.S. Cellular Center is the largest event venue located in downtown Asheville, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a history dating back over one hundred years, these facilities have played host to a variety of events, including concerts, meetings, trade shows, professional conferences and conventions, athletic competitions, and artistic performances. From Celtic Woman to Jerry Seinfeld, from leadership summits to the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the U.S. Cellular Center is sure to have the perfect space for your event. - See more at: http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Home.aspx#sthash.vHrdiW9a.dpuf
The U.S. Cellular Center is the largest event venue located in downtown Asheville, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a history dating back over one hundred years, these facilities have played host to a variety of events, including concerts, meetings, trade shows, professional conferences and conventions, athletic competitions, and artistic performances. From Celtic Woman to Jerry Seinfeld, from leadership summits to the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the U.S. Cellular Center is sure to have the perfect space for your event. - See more at: http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Home.aspx#sthash.vHrdiW9a.dpuf

 

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