Nutcracker Ballet - Columbus (OH)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Express Live
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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

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 13 in Columbus

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 Yuriy Kuzo arrives in Columbus on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Yuriy Kuzo 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 Columbus City Ballet School 763 Radio Drive Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm matinee and 6:00pm, at Express Live.  Buy Tickets.

Columbus City Ballet School affords students the rare opportunity of training with one of the premier classical ballet schools in the nation. CCBS also provides a great opportunity for young students to learn and work with the finest teachers and guest choreographers in the professional field. The school inspires students of all ages to achieve their individual potential and become the best that they can be. They mentor serious and talented young students to complete their classical ballet training with integrated interdisciplinary curriculum and performance and enrich lives in the community through educational outreach programs.

About EXPRESS LIVE!

Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems and an innovative, one-of-a-kind reversible stage. Entertaining over 275,000 people each year, the venue accommodates 2,200 guests for indoor events. Acoustically, the theater is designed to capture and translate the truest experience possible. Structurally, it is divided into three independent concert spaces: indoor music hall, outdoor amphitheater and the plaza. The venue’s unique design flexibility helped win a nomination for "Best New Major Concert Venue" in 2001 by Pollstar Magazine, the concert industry's leading publication.