Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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New Orleans, LA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Saenger Theatre  

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Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in New Orleans, LA!


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’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Vanessa Hehn 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.  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 o pportunity 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.

Pembo Cieutat Academy of Dance is a proud Dance Masters Certified school. The studio uses positive teaching methods to instill a strong technical foundation with correct terminology, making classes both educational and fun for all students of any level or age. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, lyrical and modern, and produce confident, well rounded dancers. The focus is that children should be children, and costume selections and choreography reflect that. The studio originated in 1942 with Mrs. Emma Pembo Cieutat and, after being a 20 yr student, Kim Speziale took ownership in 2001. For more information call 985-778-6189.

"Technically flawless."
TheatreJones– Dallas

altDesigned by Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre was built by Julian Saenger in 1927 for the theretofore unheard of price of $2.5 million dollars. Advertisements of the day described it as “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor”. In 2005, the Saenger Theatre was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Yet within months of the storm, a groundswell of interest in the renovation and reopening of the theatre began to grow, and, in December 2011; the agreements to restore the theatre were finalized.The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The expanded theatre stage house will be equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical systems ensuring the Saenger will be the most technically advanced theatre in the South.


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