Nutcracker Ballet - Portland (ME)

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
Streaming in Portland this Christmas

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 Portland: The State Theatre

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Portland, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at the State Theatre, a historic theater featuring a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture. The State Theatre's doors opened to the public for the first time November 8, 1929, when tickets were ten cents to a quarter, to 2,200 invited patrons for Gloria Swanson's first talkie, The Trespasser, and then served as a top-tier first run motion picture house for over 30 years. The State only flirted briefly with silent films and vaudville before transitioning completely to Hollywood's biggest first run sound films of the day. In the mid-1930s the State Theatre began a children's matinee program, showing the most popular cartoons of the day, such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Popeye. Since its grand re-opening in October 2010 under the partnership of Crothers and The Bowery Presents, the State Theatre has hosted such acts as the Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Trey Anastasio, Mastodon, Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes, Excision, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, FUN, Of Monsters of Men, MGMT, and Arctic Monkeys.

Past Portland Ballet Partnership: Drouin Dance Center

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Portland children from Drouin Dance Center. Drouin Dance Center (DDC) students range from age one through seventy, and some families have danced with DDC across three generations. Curriculum is written for recreational dancers as well as students aspiring to study dance at an intensive pre-professional level, with all students developing self-esteem and self-discipline. Skilled, professional and high energy instructors constantly continue their own studies of dance and dance education. The studio is proud to be affiliated with the prestigious Dance Masters of America organization. As one of the few schools in the state of Maine that is affiliated and studies with Dance Masters of America, studio instructors are certified by test. Instructors have danced professionally and have strong national dance credentials. Most importantly, they are educators.