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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM alt
Carson Center  

Moscow Ballet Returns to Paducah with Great Russian Nutcracker!


Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 in Paducah for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at the Carson Center Monday, November 17, 7:00pm.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for families in over 70 North American cities. Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 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!

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call the Carson Center BO 270-450-4444 or go to

Live Orchestra Accompanies Moscow Ballet Statewide!

altFirst time ever - University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, conducted byUK Director of Orchestras John Nardolillo, will perform Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker live in Paducah Mon, Nov 17 at Carson Center.  John Nardolillo has conducted concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He was Music Director and conductor for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, a performance that featured 1,500 performers, 200 horses, and was broadcast worldwide for a television audience of 500 million! Read more…

Open Auditions Sunday, Sept. 21st for Dance Students in Paducah, KY!

altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions Sunday, September 21st at 1:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Cheryl Cunningham School of Dance, 3310 Dooms Chapel Road, Symsonia, KY 42082.

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 Nutcrackerat the Carson Center Mon Nov 17, 7:00pm. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Cheryl Cunningham School of Dance 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 . Info: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or 618-524-8588

"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times

Moscow Ballet Partners with Guess Anti- Bullying Foundation

altMoscow Ballet and the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation announced they have aligned both their missions of promoting peace.  The Moscow Ballet’s 2014 US Tour is dedicated to peace. The Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation strengthens public awareness about bullying and is a state, regional and national advocate.  Lead by mother/daughter team, Susan and Morgan Guess, the two have spearheaded the Paducah and Kentucky task force against bullying.  In addition, Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanuis promoting peace in public appearances throughout the audition tour in 30-some cities throughout the United States. Siscanu is also principal dancer in the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

“The Moscow Ballet will donate $5 to The Guess Anti-bullying Foundation for each ticket sold when patrons use the HELP code when ordering tickets. There are 1,800 seats in the Carson Center so The Guess Anti-bullying Foundation stands to raise $9,000,” said Carolina Siscanu. “Bullying happens because we allow it to happen. It is as simple as that.  As parents, as citizens, as members of the human race, we must begin to stand up and say, ‘You will not do this and for there are ramifications’.  When we turn our heads or we tell our children to do so, we are saying that they are not important enough to fight for. We are teaching them to ignore the problem,” Susan Guess said.


altThe Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center” was named in honor of the late Luther F. Carson in recognition of the family’s significant support of the Center and its mission. In 1994, a team of community leaders recognized the need for a performance venue. Upon the urging of these leaders, donors, elected officials and industry professionals became actively involved in developing a performing arts center for the region, encompassing western Kentucky, southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and northwest Tennessee. Because of the four rivers located in the region (Tennessee, Ohio, Cumberland, and Mississippi), and because the facility was intended to be a regional draw, it was originally named the “Four Rivers Center for the Performing Arts” (Four Rivers Center). The name was changed in January 2004 to the "Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center", and is now referred to as the "Carson Center", and regularly draws people from the four states listed above, in addition to southern Indiana and eastern Arkansas.



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