Nutcracker Ballet - Wilmington (NC)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Keenan Auditorium- UNCW
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 910-962-3500

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

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, August 28 in Wilmington

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 Wilmington on August 28 at 5:00 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Anna will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 Coastal Dance Academy. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 pm at UNCW Kenan Auditorium.

Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. offers training for the student that wants to come for the recreational, fun part of dance as well as for the more serious student that plans to make dance his or her career. Sara Misiti Clemmons, founder and director of CDA, has been teaching in Brunswick County for 12 years and is a certified dance educator through Dance Masters of America. Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. Dance encourages individual expression and at Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. every child learns to build self- confidence and self-esteem while learning the importance of responsibility, a healthy body, commitment, dedication, and teamwork.  This will be very influential for them throughout their lives while fulfilling them with pride and accomplishment. CDA offers classes for all ages and in a variety of styles. CDA also offers a non-competitive performing dance company. Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. offers a family-like atmosphere with a high quality of professional dance training. The studio is dedicated to helping every child succeed by teaching proper and correct technique of dance while providing a safe and fun environment.

About the Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium

The 1,000-seat Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium, managed by the UNCW Office of the Arts, is the largest performing arts venue in the Wilmington area. It is home to over 170 events per year, including performances by esteemed community partners, as well as a wide range of internationally- acclaimed performers presented by UNCW Presents and UNCW's academic departments and student groups.