Nutcracker Ballet - Winnipeg (MB)

Moscow Ballet at Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
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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 Winnipeg: The Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Winnipeg, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at The Burt. Originally known as the Walker Theatre, the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts, affectionately known as “The Burt,” was constructed in 1906 and was built for a new style of professional  entertainment bringing ballets, operas, and Broadway-style shows to Winnipeg. The theatre was converted into the Odeon Cinema in 1945 and served as Winnipeg’s most popular single-screen movie theatre. Original Odeon logos and artwork are still visible on the building. In 1991 it reopened as a venue for live performances, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada as well as a Provincial Heritage Site. In 2002, the theatre was renamed after Burton Cummings, Winnipeg-born performer, and former lead singer of the Guess Who. In April 2014, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited assumed management and operating control of Winnipeg’s historic Burton Cummings Theatre and agreed to provide its programming and entertainment services and expertise for the 107 year-old, 1,604 seat former vaudeville theatre.The board of the WTPAG Inc. helps govern the theatre into an exciting new era of entertainment growth in Winnipeg.

Past Winnipeg Ballet Partnership: L.A. Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Winnipeg children from L.A. Dance Academy. L.A. Dance Academy was founded in August 2003 as the result of the hard work and dedication of its founder, Lucy Reveco. It was designed to bolster self-esteem and self-confidence while providing exercise and excitement. Focused on bringing the edgy street styles from L.A. straight into the classroom and onto the dance floor, the school’s innovative, non-pressure approach to dance ensures everyone has a rewarding experience.

Passion for dance fuels the school and offers top of the line instruction and improving programs so that every student gets the best experience possible. The school strives to provide great service and take care of all the “details” of attending lessons to ensure dance classes are hassle free and enjoyable. Whether a student’s goal is to get in shape or simply to have a great time with new friends, L.A. Dance Academy has a program designed for everyone.