Dance With Us Quotes

“The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who successfully auditioned to dance as mice, snowflakes and assorted minor colourful characters. They were truly adorable, and 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, Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield, 2014
 
“The inclusion of…local children in the ballet as part of Moscow Ballet's "Dance with Us" program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those dancers,” Cleveland, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Steve Sucato, 2014
 
 “New this year is a breathtaking prop called the Dove of Peace, a bird with wings that span over six metres. [Two] dancers take up the wings during an adagio in Act Two, soaring and dipping across the scenery. These magical touches make this a thrilling experience for the student dancers, says [Moscow Ballet Audition Director and soloist] Natalia Miroshynk, And it’s also a great opportunity for them to get up close and personal with the principals and soloists.”Barbara Woolsey, Regina Herald, Regina Canada, 2013
 
 “In addition to featuring local youth dancers as mice and snowflake roles, this acclaimed version of the perennial ballet from Russia includes some special touches…one highlight occurs when two dancers become one as The Dove of Peace, a "bird" with a 20-foot wingspan, in a prayer for world peace.” Chicago Tribune, Chicago IL, 2013
 
 “In addition to featuring local youth dancers as mice and snowflake roles, this acclaimed version of the perennial ballet from Russia includes some special touches…one highlight occurs when two dancers become one as The Dove of Peace, a "bird" with a 20-foot wingspan, in a prayer for world peace.” Rosemont, Chicago Tribune, 2013