|Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014|
|Monday, December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm|
|Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm|
|Music Hall Cleveland- Close access to 2 downtown RTA stations|
Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Cleveland, OH!
Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Cleveland Music Hall on Monday, December 22nd at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM.
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!
Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.
Two Open Auditions this October for Dance Students in Cleveland, OH!
Moscow Ballet announces 2 open auditions:
1) Monday, October 13th, at 5:00 PM registration at Cuyhoga Falls Dance Center, 428 Portage Trail, Cuyhoga, OH
2) Wednesday, October 15th, 6:00 PM at En Pointe Danse, 516 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years.
Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present to select 60 student dancers 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. They will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Cleveland Music Hall Mon, Dec 22, 3:00 & 7:30pm. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with En Pointe Danse and Cuyhoga Falls Dance Center to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible. 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 Dance City Productions FL. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition . More info: En Point Danse: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING 440-247-5747 or Cuyhoga Falls Dance Center 330-801-1474, JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING , www.cfdc.co.
Our goal is to provide En Pointe Danse students with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. We want our students to be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. We also promote the growth of our students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. Contact Gail Friedberg 440-247-5747
Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression in our students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses their personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where our students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.
"Sheer splendor and elegant dancing."
Music Hall Cleveland is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style.
In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.