Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Peabody Opera House
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Peabody Opera House on Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for families in over 70 North American cities.
Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20ft wingspan and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace aand Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!
Moscow Ballet - In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. The company features award-winning and rising star dancers from Olga Kifyak in 2012 to Lilia Sabitova in 1994. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually inNorth America including in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and was invited to present at National Press Club Newsmaker events.
In addition to public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually in Dance with Us. “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive cultural immersion project that benefits thousands of school children and programs Musical Wunderkind and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many children and young adults. For over 20 years Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as thePresident’s Challenge Program and Children’s Hospitals has raised revenue for significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com.
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