Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Cupertino (San Jose), CA

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm alt
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:00 pm alt
Flint Center  

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


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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!


Moscow Ballet “Dance with Us” Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will be in town to rehearse and work one-on-one with 60 student dancers, who are selected to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers, from October 18 to 21. 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 Dance City Productions FL.

The Saratoga School of Dance provides a family oriented, child friendly, environment for students ranging in age from 16 months to adults of all ages. While the main emphasis is on age appropriate technique, this is not a competition school and equal importance is given to providing a fulfilling, fun environment for young dancers. Students are, however, well grounded in formal technique and are fully prepared to go to a competitive program should they choose.


"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times


altThe Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College is named for Calvin C. Flint, the first president and superintendent of the Foothill-De Anza District, of which De Anza College is a part.

The venue hosts a wide range of performances by musicians, speakers, and dancers, as well as community events for the greater San Jose region.

 


 

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