Nutcracker Ballet - Dubuque (IA)

Five Flags Center
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Dubuque!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

About the Dubuque Five Flags Center

The building at 4th and Main was reconstructed as the Majestic Theater in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original structure. In the late 1960's, the theater was slated for demolition, but dodged the wrecking ball with the help of a group of dedicated Dubuque citizens who rallied to save the theater. Their action marked the beginning of the Dubuque Five Flags Center, a city block dedicated to enhancing the cultural experience of Dubuque.

The Five Flags Theater has undergone substantial restoration with new restrooms, a roomier balcony, restored seats, plaster repair and a complete repainting to the original colors. Special care was taken to preserve the historic Five Flags Theater with the expertise of the area's premier restoration professionals. Today, the Five Flags Theater occupies a historic site which has been a landmark for public entertainment since 1840.