Moscow Ballet

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Rosemont (Chicago), IL

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Rosemont Theatre  

Tickets go on sale April 1st for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker  at Rosemont’s Akoo Theatre Sun, Dec 6th


altTickets go on sale April 1st in Chicago for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Akoo Theatre on Sunday December 6th, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00pm performances. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification. For Platinum Experience featuring backstage Meet N Greet, Gold Circle Gift Package and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow  Ballet's 2015 Performances!


A total of 60 student dancers will be selected to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Audition Director Olga Aru will be in town September 6 to 9 to rehearse the young cast. 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 Charlottesville Ballet School.            

SPACE is the Chicago Host Dance Studio for Moscow Ballet. It is a European style performing arts conservatory, with the dance department run by Altin Naska, that provides classes in the performing arts for beginning level students up to advanced students and professionals. SPACE' students succeed in anything they set their heart and mind to given the opportunity to get the best coaching. At the SPACE Dance Program children discover and learn a lot about self-awareness, imagination and ideas with movement experience. Moreover, the program can develop awareness of the movement elements such as body, space, time and force.The SPACE philosophy is that the movement experience is an important creative art.


 

Award-winning teen violinist opens Moscow Ballet performance in Chicago


alt“Musical Wunderkind” program highlights teens in Saint Saens “Dying Swan”

 “Musical Wunderkind” accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals in 8 cities on the national tour. Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winnersacross the country and is unprecedented. The live experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. “Musical Wunderkind” features Hannah White in Chicago Dec 7, 7:00pm.

Hannah White, described as "a dose of hope for the future... a national violin virtuoso" by Milwaukee Journal's Paul Hayes, is 13 years old and has been playing the violin six years. She is a third year merit scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians where she studies with MIC artist faculty member Dr. Hye-Sun Lee. At 7 Hannah made her first solo debut. She has been featured as soloist with orchestras including Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Oistrach Symphony Orchestra, and Music Institute of Chicago Academy String Orchestra.

 

"Spectacular dancing...kaleidoscope of colorful costuming."
Minneapolis-St. Paul Pioneer Press


 

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Akoo Theatre at Rosemont (formerly Rosemont Theatre) has become one of the most popular of its kind in the country since opening its doors in 1995. Located in the Rosemont region of Chicago, the theater is constantly hosting Broadway and other theater productions, concerts, corporate events, and private parties. It boasts a superior sound system and grandiose interior.

Performers to grace the Rosemont stage have included Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and Stevie Nicks, as well as Broadway productions of Mamma Mia! and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

 

 

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