Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Presented by The Old National Centre

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 Indianapolis: The Old National Centre

This year, The Old National Centre presents Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker streaming in Indianapolis, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at The Old National Centre, originally known as the Murat Shrine, the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis, now an entertainment venue. Originally built and owned by the Murat Shiners’, its namesake is the Nubian Desert oasis Bir Murat, which itself was named for Frenchman Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. The building features include stained-glass windows, terra cotta trim, and a 208 foot tall tower at the southeast corner. The Egyptian-themed auditorium opened coincidentally with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. In its early days it featured Broadway plays and a 1932 speech by Winston Churchill. Between 1948 and 1963, it was the only road show venue in Indianapolis and for a time it was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The main sections are the 1,800-seat concert hall, the 2,500-seat performing arts theater and nine more areas for hosting events.

Past Indianapolis Ballet Partnership: The Fox Hill Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Indianapolis children from Fox Hill Dance Academy. Although The Fox Hill Dance Academy is primarily a ballet school; they teach tap, hiphop, jazz, theater, and liturgical dance. Students start at the age of three to pre-professional level and beyond. Fox Hill Dance Academy is a multicultural, multigenerational school that has been part of Indianapolis, Indiana for over thirty years. Coupled with The Fox Hill Dance Foundation, Inc., the Academy has trained many underserved youth, who otherwise might not have the means to take three or more ballet classes a week.  However, with the added support from the Foundation, many Fox Hill students have been accepted into various University dance departments and companies and a few have become professional dancers.