Nutcracker Ballet - Lethbridge (AB)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
ENMAX Center
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm
T: 403.329.7328

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

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.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday, September 29 in Lethbridge

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Olena Pedan  arrives in Lethbridge on September 29 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Olena Pedan will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Joy's Dance Factory, 243-12 "C" Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2M6. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm, at Enmax Centre.  Buy Tickets.

Joy's Dance Factory is a highly regarded dance studio that has operated in Lethbridge for 32 years. The 9,000 square foot facility includes three large studios with sprung floors and plenty of mirrors, 2 costume rooms, change rooms, and reception area. The studio offers a wide range of programs for all ages and instruction in many dance styles. The studio follows the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, ADAPT tap and jazz syllabus, and the Al Gilbert tap syllabus.  These proven programs, delivered by our qualified staff, ensure that our dance students reach their dance goals.  Students of the studio have the opportunity to participate in tap, jazz and ballet examinations.  We have a large number of students in our festival troupe that compete in various dance festivals in Western Canada and the U.S.A. All classes at Joy’s Dance Factory are instructed by professional, qualified teachers.  Instructors have trained in dance for many years and have also studied the art of teaching dance. Class sizes are limited thereby providing the best learning environment for the dance student. Choreography and costuming for dance performances is always age appropriate.

About the ENMAX Centre

The ENMAX Centre offers diverse experiences including sporting events, concerts, staff retreats, conventions, catering, and special events.

The facility was built as a lasting legacy to the 1975 Canada Winter Games. Over the past 35 years, it has played host to world class concerts, annual three ring circuses, multicultural events, national curling championships, international basketball, banquets, skating events and a major WHL franchise. ENMAX is the proud home of the WHL Lethbridge Hurricanes.