Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Fairfax, VA

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University  

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


altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University on Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00 PM, and Thursday, December 18th at 7:00 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 Tickets.com 888-945-2468 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets


Open Auditions Tuesday, Sept. 9th for Dance Students in Fairfax, VA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Tuesday, September 9th, 6:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Gift of Dance Academy, 4521 Plank Road #2, Suite B, Fredericksburg, VA  22407.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanu 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 Dec 17 and 18, 7:00pm at the GMU Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Gift of Dance Academy in Fredericksburg 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 Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition.  More info: 540-412-1690 or   JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Gift of Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance studio located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that is setting a new standard for excellence in the community! It is owned by Stephanie Tetreault, who received her BA in dance education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and has over fourteen years teaching experience.

The studio’s program focuses on quality dance education, offering a wide range of dance classes in which accurate and proper technique are continuously enforced. Instructors follow a consistent and precise syllabus and employ many methods of learning that are designed to fully engage the dancer in each class in order to encourage artistic and technical development. Gift of Dance Academy is committed to providing highly educated and motivated dance instructors who have the ability to “unwrap potential” in each student. They believe in positive reinforcement to instill a love and passion for dance and in providing guidance that students can carry with them throughout all aspects of life. The extensive curriculum provided enables students to become well-equipped if they wish to pursue dance at collegiate and professional levels.

The Gift of Dance Academy also offers many performance opportunities to present students work and talent in a variety of professional atmospheres including dance competitions. Students also have opportunities to take master dance classes with professionals in the industry, perform with current artists, have easy access to information on auditions and conventions, as well as opportunities to be exposed to professional performances at prestigious venues.


"Lavish sets and Russian folklore."
Daily Progress—Charlottesville


altSince opening its doors in 1990, the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University has played a key role in bringing culture and the arts to northern Virginia and the greater Washington (DC) metro area.

The venue hosts community events as well we a variety of performers, such as the Virginia Opera, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Mason Dance Company.


 

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