Nutcracker Ballet - Rapid City (SD)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.GOTMINE

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Rapid City!

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 Rapid City

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 Mariia Skoruk arrives in Rapid City on September 29 at 9:30am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Mariia Skoruk 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 Prima School of Dancing, 3401 Sturgis Road, Rapid City, SD 57702. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  Buy Tickets.

Prima School of Dancing has been an outstanding member of the Black Hills community for more than 40 years. Prima has historically been the Black Hills' largest dance studio with a legacy of quality dance education. Prima School of Dancing is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. At Prima, we are fortunate to offer classes on both wood and marley floor surfaces, making us the only school in Rapid City to offer the 2 best floor types for dance. Prima has a responsibility to be positive role models in our dancers’ lives and we cherish each student. This mindset is a prerequisite for the teaching staff, all instructors are willing to embrace the responsibility of being a role model for students. At Prima, we ultimately want each child to experience the blessing of achieving their goals, whether it is having fun dancing once a week or taking as many classes as possible to prepare for a career in professional dance.

About the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Since opening our doors in 1977, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has played host to many of the country’s leading performing acts and entertainment events.  In fact, its grand opening event, which was a concert by Elvis Presley on June 21, 1977, was filmed for a CBS television special that aired in September. The concert was during the singer's final tour. Today, major concerts, touring Broadway shows, and sporting events appear regularly at the Civic Center along with hometown entertainment. Winner of the prestigious Prime Site Award numerous times, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is dedicated to serving the needs of all customers, large and small.