Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Asheville, NC

Performances

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.


Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow  Ballet's 2015 Performances!


About 60 student dancers will be selected to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Charlottesville Ballet School.

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!


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


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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.

 

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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