Moscow Ballet

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Sarasota, FL

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center  

Tickets go on sale April 7th for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Sarasota’s Van Wezel Hall Mon, Dec. 28th


altTickets go on sale April 7th at 10:00am in Sarasota for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Van Wezel Hall on Monday December 28, 3:00pm matinee and 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 Van Wezel BO 941-953-3368 or 800-826-9303  or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.


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


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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. 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.

Stage Door Studios is proud to announce its partnership with the Moscow Ballet for the Great Russian Nutcracker! Now in its seventh year and voted “Best Dance Studio” in Sarasota, Florida, it is the mission of Stage Door Studios to provide an enriching dance experience to the broadest number of people through performances and classes, in a gentle and safe environment that inspires excellence. Stage Door Studios has designed an excellent dance and theater program of activities to give young children a chance to experience the joy of dancing and creative movement in a fun and loving atmosphere. The studio is committed to providing a stimulating and adventurous environment to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth.  Open the door of opportunity…

 


"[Great Russian] Nutcracker dazzles, enchants."
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


altVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall was built in 1968, opening its doors two years later with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. It has also long presented Broadway musicals, a variety of national and international performers, world-class symphony orchestras, and a mix of classical, modern, and ethnic dance performances. The theater also offers educational and outreach programs for the local community. Among those soon to grace the Van Wezel stage are Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang, the New York Pops, and the traveling production of Shrek: The Musical.

 

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