Nutcracker Ballet - San Diego (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 619.235.0804 or 800.745.3000

Local Musical Wunderkind Josephine Kim Accompanies Moscow Ballet Ballerina December 20 at San Diego’s Copley Symphony Hall

Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings cellist Josephine Kim on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Thursday, December 20, 3pm, at the Copley Symphony Hall, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents. Name here and one sentence about them. Through the “Musical Wunderkind” program pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world traveled principal ballerina live before their hometown audience. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Journalists are invited to attend the dress rehearsal the day of the December 20 performance with prior approval. Please contact Sally or Gabry for more information.

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in San Diego!

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” Friday, October 26 in San Diego

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 Anna Trofimova arrives in San Diego on Friday, October 26 at 4:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker! Anna Trofimova 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 Expressions Dance & Movement Center, 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, #28, Santee, CA 92071. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 20, 3pm matinee and 7:00pm, at Copley Symphony Hall.   Buy Tickets.

Expressions Dance & Movement Center (EDMC), located in Santee, offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acro-tumbling, musical theater, and pom, as well as dance classes for students with special needs. EDMC is also home to award winning performing groups for ages 5 and up. The school’s performing groups compete locally and perform in the community. Students travel annually to perform at Disneyland, compete in local competitions, perform in county parades and fairs, and have even marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Expressions offers a family friendly, child-centered environment where everyone is celebrated for their unique gifts and talents. Expressions Dance & Movement Center is especially excited to be a part of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!

**Watch San Diego student dancers in TV shoot with Moscow Ballet dancers! (click)**

About the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more inside its performance chamber, known as Copley Symphony Hall.

The Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve much of the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.

Anunciando el Tour del Ballet de Moscúen! En San Diego el 20 de diciembre

¡Anunciando el único Ballet de Moscú! Gran cascanueces ruso ~ Tour de la Paloma de la Paz.  Las entradas están a la venta ahora para el rendimiento de San Diego el 20 de diciembre. Visite www.nutcracker.com/your-city para obtener los mejores asientos. Experimente el Tour de la Paloma de la Paz de Ballet de Moscú, extendiendo la buena voluntad en más de 100 ciudades de América del Norte en esta temporada de vacaciones, y presentando intérpretes de clase mundial; Leyendas populares rusas Papá Noel y Snow Maiden, telones de fondo pintados a mano por maestros rusos; y una Paloma de la Paz con una envergadura de 20 pies: el Gran Cascanueces ruso hace que el espíritu navideño cobre vida para todas las edades. "¡Los niños tenían los ojos abiertos de alegría!", dice The New York Times.