|Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014|
|Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm|
|Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm|
|Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm|
|Mcfarlin Auditorium at SMU|
Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Dallas, TX!
Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the McFarlin Auditorium as SMU on Saturday, November 22nd at 3:00 & 7:00 PM, and Sunday, November 23rd at 1:00 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.
Three Open Auditions this September for Dance Students in Dallas, TX!
Moscow Ballet announces 3 open auditions:
1) Saturday, September 20th from 11:30 – 1:00 PM at Dance and More, 9090 Skillman, Dallas TX, Gina Baker: 214-221-1467.
2) Saturday, September 20th, at 3:00 – 5:00 PM London School of Dance, 565 W. Oates Rd. Garland TX, Gwen Owens: 972-686-1966
3) Sunday, September 21st, at 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Toby’s School of Dance, 635 W Campbell Rd, Suite 224, Richardson TX 75080, Tony McPheeter 972-235-0514.
Moscow Ballet “Dance with Us” Audition Director Vanessa Hehn will be present at all 3 auditions 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 McFarlin Auditorium at SMU Sat Nov 22 at 3:00 & 7:00pm and Sun, Nov 23 1:00pm. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Toby’s School of Dance, London School of Dance and Dance and More to make the open auditions, 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 Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition . More info: Toby McPheeter 972-235-0514 .
Toby’s School of Dance- Toby McPheeters is the owner, director and teacher of Toby's School of Dance and has owned and operated the studio for the last 54 years. Participation in ballet as a student is an exciting artistic experience. The result of proper ballet training is a beautiful, strong, and healthy body, which includes the development of good posture, grace, and poise. The self-discipline learned in ballet class can help a child to succeed in all undertakings. A qualified and well trained faculty and individual attention to each student’s technical or physical problems assure young students the maximum opportunity for progress. Ballet is the background and basis for all dance and should be studied first or along with other forms of dance. Toby studied dance from Edna McRae, Fronie Asher, Robert Bell, Nathalie Krassovska, Arthur Mitchell, Marjorie Tallchief, Victor Moreno, Randelyn Kaye, Nancy Cross, and Fernando Schaffenberg. A board member of the Dallas Dance Council for 20 years, she has served as Vice-President and Treasurer. She was Vice-President of Philanthropy, on the Board of the Richardson Council of the Arts, and is currently Co-Director of the student dancers in the Moscow Ballet "Great Russian Nutcracker"in Dallas. In November of 2007 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Dallas Dance Council.
"Visually, the production is stunning."
McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas opened in 1926 to address the school’s need for a chapel that could accommodate the entire student body.
The building’s use has since evolved, and while it remains a venue for school-related and community activities, it has also hosted a variety of performances, productions, and speakers. Among them have been the American Ballet Theatre, Luciano Pavrotti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Yo-Yo Ma.