Nutcracker Ballet - Grand Forks (ND)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Chester Fritz Auditorium
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 3:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Grand Forks Sunday, November 24

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Grand Forks for family and friends today!

About The Chester Fritz Auditorium

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Grand Forks! The Chester Fritz Auditorium is built where the UND theatre tradition began many years ago...on the banks of the English Coulee. In 1965, Chester Fritz gave the University of North Dakota $1 million towards the construction of a "distinctive auditorium" on campus. A matching appropriation of $1 million from the state of North Dakota and $1 million in private bequests completed the funding for the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The gift came from a man whose fondness for the University of North Dakota has long been evident in financial support and enthusiasm for his Alma Mater.

The Chester Fritz Auditorium, a magnificent center for the performing arts, is considered the finest facility of its kind from Minneapolis to the West Coast. Since its opening, the Chester Fritz Auditorium has brought numerous nationally acclaimed performers to Grand Forks and to the University of North Dakota. The programming has varied from country western, opera, ballet, and symphonies, to Broadway Theatre shows. The Auditorium is also used for many University of North Dakota events. The Chester Fritz Auditorium held its first event October 12, 1972 when the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir performed.

Grand Forks Ballet Partnership: Camria Ballet Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local North Dakota children from Camria Ballet Academy. The instructors at Camria Ballet Academy stress the discipline and tradition of classical ballet. They believe most important to a dancer is the body, bone structure, and endurance. The body must be molded into an instrument and this can only be achieved slowly and scientifically, and under the best supervision available to the student. In order to provide the best supervision to each student, the instructors at Camria Ballet Academy are all Dance Masters of America certified. Camria Ballet’s business is to help their students develop to the fullest possible extent and because of this former students have gone on to become the registrar of the School of Ballet Arizona and a principal of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School; they have been accepted to many dance institutes around the world, including the State Ballet of Missouri, Vail International, the University of Wisconsin dance program, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Ballet Academy, International Music Camp dance division, and the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes, France and many have performed with professional companies such as the National Ballet of Canada and Interlochen Arts Academy.