Nutcracker Ballet - Memphis (TN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Memphis Monday, November 18

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Memphis with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts on Mon., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. only.  

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages. 

Local Musical Wunderkind Clayton Hancock Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Memphis’ Cannon Center in 2018

Violinist Clayton Hancock accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Memphis’ Cannon Center. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Clayton Hancock started playing violin at four years old, and in 2012, began studying with renowned American classical violinist, Christina Castelli. He has performed with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Youth Symphony and The Beethoven Club. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Host Studio: The Dance Academy of Bartlett

The Dance Academy of Bartlett is the premier dance education studio in the Memphis area. The studio offers instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Tumbling. The studio has been under the ownership of Tracy Spencer Hannon since 1997. Students have performed on Carnival Cruise Lines, on college dance teams, as members of the halftime dance team during the Liberty Bowl, in numerous competitions and dance conventions and with the Moscow Ballet.  Students learn the proper techniques of the various disciplines of dance while enjoying the performing and competition aspects of dance in a loving atmosphere encouraged by the teachers, other students, and parents.

About the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

The world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts officially opened to rave reviews in January 2003.

The 2,100-seat multi-purpose facility is the home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and hosts a multitude of other events including ballet, opera, pop and jazz concerts, touring theatrical productions, children's theater and general sessions for conventions in the Memphis Cook Convention Center.