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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 2:00 pm alt
TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre  

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


altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre on Sunday, November 9th at 3:00 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!


Open Auditions Saturday, Sept. 13th for Dance Students in Saskatoon, SK!


altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions on Saturday, September 13th, 2:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at The Dance Saskatchewan, Inc. 205 Pacific Avenue, Saskatoon, CA S7K 1N9.  

Rehearsal begins directly after for students who are cast.  Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Tchekacheva  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  Sun, Nov 9, 2:00pm at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet as Host Dance Studio 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 Charlottesville Ballet School. Info 306-380-8803 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .  Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition

Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet(DPSB) is like no other in Saskatoon as it is a non-competitive, pre-professional performance based school. DPSB takes dancers back to the basics of classical ballet. It is the Founding Artistic Director’s goal to grow the school and reputation in Saskatoon as Saskatoon’s premiere ballet school. It is a non-profit organization working toward building a youth traveling company within the next five. This company will be working at pre-professional level, traveling throughout Saskatchewan Province with full length works. 

The main goal of the school is to produce properly trained technical dancers and to give youth from ages 3-18 the confidence and courage that in many cases gets left behind.  The Purpose of Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet is to educate dancers in the proper technical side of classical ballet. The School is a place for dancers to come and learn not only ballet but modern dance and a wide range of genres. The genre classes offer many styles and disciplines that are not usually offered in one location, such as ballroom and flamenco. DPSB is a school to educate what dance is, while teaching youth respect and discipline for others in the community and the world.


"The most authentic ballet performance of the Nutcracker."
Prince Albert Daily Herald


altTCU Place Arts & Convention Centre originally opened as the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium in 1968; the venue was renamed in 2006 as part of a major renovation project funded by TCU Financial.

TCU Place features multi-purpose rooms that host banquets, conferences, and tradeshows, as well as the Sid Buckwold Theatre, which hosts theatrical and dance performers and productions, speakers, and more.

 


 

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