Holiday Classic The Nutcracker by Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre
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The last date listed for Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker was Sunday December 15, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Review your program with much advance, and double check reading everything, to avoid a ticket purchase mix up, and if you travel with multiple cars, insure everyone has a printed map, address and phone to have a much safer drive, and fun road trip experience. If you have small children, explain what will take place and remember to comfort them too, so they can have a great time just like us adultsinfo • Dec 15 2013 star this tip starred
Please consider when attending a performance that rules are set for all patrons, please be considerate and insure your guests (children, family, etc) have manners and keep noise, food, and cover their mouths when coughing and not cough onto peoples face and head, nor kick the seats in front. We all are came to have a fun enjoyable experience.info • Dec 15 2013 star this tip starred
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My expectation of any performance for the ballet was at least all dancers with a few years experience.(I somehow missed exact show ticket purchase, and these tickets I had not originally planned to attend) (9 of us all together and 3 hour drive ) yet, I did not expect the very starter performers. All and all I do love the performing arts, and appreciated that the children all seemed to be having fun and performed to the best possible for the age groups, very cute. The first half was mostly beginners, and the second half did show more experienced intermediate dancers, and It was very enjoyable to watch the different qualities in dance they all showed. I felt the second half ended far too short, and could have easily sat for another couple of hours of performance.
Seats: Perfect center balcony , amazing view lovely
Only Con: People behind us, brought outside food, nuggets, and worst coughed on us, kicked our seats, and loudly laughed and talked, ate loudly and seemed to be playing around using bags to hit our seats ? and no it was not just children, but Adults with the children.
Rules are no food or drinks inside, rules are for all to enjoy the show
Special Guest Performances:
On Saturday evening, December 14 and Sunday afternoon, December 15, the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy will be performed by Maria Kochetkova, principal with San Francisco Ballet, and the Prince will be performed by Joaquin De Luz, principal with the New York City Ballet.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Maria Kochetkova trained at the Bolshoi School in Moscow and danced with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and as a guest artist with Tokyo Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg before joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2007. Kochetkova's honors include gold medals at the International Ballet Competitions in Korea and Italy in 2005; a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg in 2003; a silver medal and the jury prize at the Varna International Ballet Competition in 2002; a silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne that same year; and a bronze medal at Moscow International Competition in 2001. In 2013, Kochetkova was appointed Herbert Family Principal Dancer.
Joaquin De Luz was born in Madrid and received his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. In 1996, he joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist. De Luz joined the American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1997 and was promoted to soloist in 1998. He joined New York City Ballet as a soloist in 2003, and in January 2005 he was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. In March 1996, De Luz won the Gold Medal at the Second Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest, Hungary. In February 1997, De Luz was awarded the Rising Star prize by Seven Arts Magazine in Philadelphia. He represented Spain at the Expo '98 in Lisbon, dancing in the gala Stars of Spanish Ballet. Most recently, De Luz was awarded the Benois de la Danse award in 2009 for best male performance of the year for his role in Prodigal Son. He also toured with Kings of the Dance in Russia in 2008.