Nutcracker Ballet - Grand Forks (ND)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Presented by Chester Fritz Auditorium

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house; your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!

Moscow Ballet’s Usual Venue In Grand Forks: The Chester Fritz Auditorium

This year the Chester Fritz Auditorium presents Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker streaming in Grand Forks, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at The Chester Fritz Auditoriumbuilt where the UND theatre tradition began many years ago...on the banks of the English Coulee. In 1965, Chester Fritz gave the University of North Dakota $1 million towards the construction of a "distinctive auditorium" on campus. A matching appropriation of $1 million from the state of North Dakota and $1 million in private bequests completed the funding for the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The gift came from a man whose fondness for the University of North Dakota has long been evident in financial support and enthusiasm for his Alma Mater.

The Chester Fritz Auditorium, a magnificent center for the performing arts, is considered the finest facility of its kind from Minneapolis to the West Coast. Since its opening, the Chester Fritz Auditorium has brought numerous nationally acclaimed performers to Grand Forks and to the University of North Dakota. The programming has varied from country western, opera, ballet, and symphonies, to Broadway Theatre shows. The Auditorium is also used for many University of North Dakota events. The Chester Fritz Auditorium held its first event October 12, 1972 when the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir performed.

Past Grand Forks Ballet Partnership: Camria Ballet Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local North Dakota children from Camria Ballet Academy. The instructors at Camria Ballet Academy stress the discipline and tradition of classical ballet. They believe most important to a dancer is the body, bone structure, and endurance. The body must be molded into an instrument and this can only be achieved slowly and scientifically, and under the best supervision available to the student. In order to provide the best supervision to each student, the instructors at Camria Ballet Academy are all Dance Masters of America certified. Camria Ballet’s business is to help their students develop to the fullest possible extent and because of this former students have gone on to become the registrar of the School of Ballet Arizona and a principal of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School; they have been accepted to many dance institutes around the world, including the State Ballet of Missouri, Vail International, the University of Wisconsin dance program, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Ballet Academy, International Music Camp dance division, and the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes, France and many have performed with professional companies such as the National Ballet of Canada and Interlochen Arts Academy.