Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Sarasota, FL

Performances

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm alt
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Sarasota, FL!


altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 27th at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM.

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!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets


Open Auditions Friday, Oct. 24th for Dance Students in Sarasota, FL!


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Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Friday, October 24th at 6:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Stage Door Studios, 4001 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34233.

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 Nutcracker in two performances on Saturday, December 27 at 1:00 and 5:00 PM at Van Wezel Hall. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Stage Door Studios in Sarasotato 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 Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition. More info(941) 921-1600 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

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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