Nutcracker Ballet - Cape Girardeau (MO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Bedell Performance Hall at SEMO
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Bedell Performance Hall at SEMO
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
T: 573.651.2265

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Cape Girardeau!

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, October 20 in Cape Girardeau

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 Bogdana Кopiy arrives in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, October 20 at 9:30am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Bogdana Кopiy 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 The Dance Center 2117 William Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday December 11 at 7:30 pm, and Wednesday December 12 at 7:30 pm, at Bedell Performance Hall at SEMO.  Buy Tickets.

The Dance Center in Cape Girardeau has two studios, one in Perryville, Missouri and one in Cape Girardeau. Both studios offer dance lessons in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Poms, and Hip Hop.  With over 26 years of dance experience, Artistic Director Anna Marie has always known that she was destined to dance. Anna began her dance training at the age of four and has studied all types of dance, with modern dance being her love. Since the age of sixteen she has enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to teaching dance. Anna has been to numerous workshops to help further her dance education and is currently a dance major at SEMO. She has been a part of UDA (Universal Dance Association) as a high school dance team coach.  Spending a summer at University of Missouri Kansas City taking classes with her mentor in modern and ballet only helped her knowledge and love of dance grow. Discipline, fun, and education will be found in all of her classes. 

About the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

At Southeast Missouri State University, and adjacent to the seminary building, is the Cultural Arts Center which contains Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The 950-seat Bedell Performance Hall is a state-of-the-art performance space in which plays, musicals, large instrumental and vocal music concerts, and dance concerts are produced. A professional-sized orchestra pit can accommodate up to 20 musicians. Southeast Missouri State University is ranked as "Best in the Midwest" by US News & World Report as one the top liberal arts educations at an affordable price, and the Department of Theatre & Dance is one of the preeminent professional training programs in the prestigious Holland School and its world-class River Campus facilities, Missouri's only separate campus solely devoted to the arts. This arts school and campus opened in 2007.