Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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San Antonio, TX

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm alt
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 5:00 pm alt
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Majestic Theatre  

San Antonio Parking


Tickets go on sale April 15th for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre on Sun, Dec 27th and Mon, Dec 28th.


altTickets go on sale Wednesday, April 15 in San Antonio for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Majestic Theatre Sunday December 27, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm and Monday, December 28, 7:00pm. 

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 Gold Circle Gift Package and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.


Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!


altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions on Sun, Sep 13, 2:00pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Sun, Dec 27 and Mon Dec 28 at Majestic Theatre.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Cibolo City Ballet, 3893 Cibolo Valley Drive, Suite 101, Cibolo, TX 78108.

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 23rd year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Audition Director Mariia Skoruk  will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition. Tickets and more info at www.nutcracker.com.

Central Texas Ballet Conservatory is committed to providing the Texas Hill Country with a dance academy of the highest standard.  Through excellence in classical ballet, CTBC offers the diverse community superlative training in all forms of dance, fostering a professional environment where each student is taught the principles of discipline, harmony, and perseverance. CTBC offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary.  The programs are specially designed to fit a variety of needs including pre- professional students, recreational dancers, and adults.

Cibolo City Ballet Cibolo is committed to providing high quality dance education and training for young dancers in a positive, safe, nurturing, encouraging, stimulating, and disciplined environment, as well as spreading the joy of dance. CCB seeks to fulfill the needs of students aspiring to be professional dancers, providing them with a professional level, artistic program designed to a assist them in reaching their maximum potential through solid technique and a variety of performance experiences. CCB also is committed to meeting the needs of recreational dance students through a quality fulfilling program.  Cibolo City Ballet dance lessons focus on Classical Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz.

Heather Stolle's School of Dance’ mission is to provide a fun, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for dance classes. There are classes in Pre-School Combination, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drill Team, Dance Team, Modern, Cheer, Musical Theater and Lyrical. Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul!



Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker


altYouth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Andrew Arkhipov, 15, began playing the piano at the age of 7. He immediately fell in love with music and continued with piano until the age of 10 when he was introduced to the cello.  Since the age of 11, Andrew has studied with Ken Freudigman, principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony.  Andrew is a principal cellist at Johnson High School and a member of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio Philharmonic, a highly advanced ensemble that performs a professional-level repertoire.  In 2015, Andrew was selected to be a part of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State String Orchestra.


San Antonio Choir


altThe Texas Children’s Choir is directed by Dr. Thomas G. Hardaway will perform at the Sat, Nov 29, 7:00pm performance only! The Texas Children’s Choir performs live in the lobby prior to the performance and accompanies ballerinas in Act I’s grand finale of the “Waltz of the Snowflakes.” Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities it performs in by including youth choirs in performances in addition to the long-standing “Dance with Us” program. The choir is recognized locally, in the State of Texas, nationally, and internationally for providing high quality choral music as a service for military command events as well as for civic, charitable, church, and educational organizations. They have received multiple awards of “Best in Class” and “Best in Festival” in regional choral music competitions. Over the past 10 years 61 dedicated boys and girls, ages 8-17 years, have inspired their community by dedicating hundreds of hours of their time to present performances of classical, patriotic, sacred, and show music each season. The choir sang at official White House ceremonies for presidents and first ladies of the United States and in France on the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day and more.


"Technically flawless."
TheatreJones– Dallas


altThe Majestic Theatre was designed and built in 1929, with a grand opening presentation of the "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929." For many years it was the largest theater in Texas and the second largest movie house in the country.

Later designated a National Historic Landmark, the theater was closed temporarily in the mid-1970s in the wake of a changing audience. It reopened in 1976, undergoing renovations and expansion throughout the next 15 years.

Today, the theater is home to the San Antonio Symphony, and has hosted musicians such as B.B. King and Sting; comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock; and Broadway tours of shows like The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.


 

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