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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
EPCOR CENTRE'S 'Jack Singer Concert Hall'  

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


Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!


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

This audition is open to students from all ballet schools in Calgary and area and 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 have at least two years of ballet experience, be between 7 and 16 years old, and be currently enrolled in ballet for Sept. 2014 sessions. Applicants will be notified at the audition if they have been selected and should be prepared to stay after the audition for rehearsal.Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Ballet Classique Methusela in Calgary for the past 6 years to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Local children have performed with the company of pros in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and more classic ballets.  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.

Ballet Classique Methusela is now in it's tenth exciting year.  BCM takes great  pride in presenting a full roster of ballet and dance courses, for students, ages 3 to adults.  This personal and community-minded studio, commits to provide the highest standard of technical training and yet maintains an inspiring and joyful environment. The studio aims to aid students in cultivating a love and appreciation of dance and music that will last a lifetime.  This is evident through the enthusiastic ballet instruction, as well as in the many supplementary program benefits offered to students including ballet field trips, ballet movie nights, and a 'full to the brim' ballet library. The studio supports student's desire to spread their infectious love of dance, with their community, by organizing several yearly community dance presentations performed by their Performance Troupe.  This is Ballet Classique Methusela's 6th year, working in partnership with, the Moscow Ballet in their “Dance with Us” program for young dancers.

"A holiday season gem."
Kamloops This Week

altAnswering a growing need for a proper performance space in the region, the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts (CCPA) was established as a charitable organization in the 1970s. The venue, anchored by the historic Burns Building and Public Building, officially opened in 1985 to much fanfare.

Now called the Epcor Centre's 'Jack Singer Concert Hall', the theater hosts a variety of productions and performers, such as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Theatre Project, K.D. Lang, and Celtic Thunder.

Nov, 2014 – Dance with Usalt

We just finished tonight’s performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker. ..I loved the dancing of the Moscow Ballet dancers; I loved the sets and I loved the costumes!  All in all it was a great experience as usual and the kids REALLY enjoyed it.  Thank you for all your help and support these past are very patient and kind!  It has been a pleasure working with you and we hope to work with you again next year! Thank you!  

Sara-Lynne of Ballet Classique Methusela, Calgary


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