Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: 20th Anniversary Tour
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The last date listed for Great Russian Nutcracker was Saturday December 15, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Mary K. - The Hippodrome theater was lovely... full of history and charm. The Nutcracker used many local young ballerinas, as snowflakes, adding to the charm of the season. The orchestra was an added bonus as the music was just as I remembered as a child! and the ballerinas...... just beautiful and talented.
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Excellent performance, dancers, music, scenery, costumes---all were superb. Perfect for families...
The special 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012* *overflows with a spectacular new “Dove of Peace,” where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, inspired by the early works of Stanislov Vlasov, original choreographer and director of Moscow Ballet’s inaugural Great Russian Nutcracker. The production also features a Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall; falling snow and Troika-styled sleigh escorted by Russian folk characters Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden); towering hand-made silk puppets; 200 all new, lavish costumes; and 9 hand-painted backdrops, all set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s complete Nutcracker Suite score.
For 20 years, Great Russian Nutcracker performances have featured the finest Russian ballerinas and danseurs. From former Bolshoi soloist Stanislov Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova (People’s Artist of Russia) in 1993 to the classic Marina Alexandrova and Vitaly Zabelin in 1996; danseur and upstart choreographer Anatolie Emelianov and Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002; Varna IBC Gold Medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev in 2006; and award winning partners Karyna Shatkovskaya and Vladimir Tkachenko in 2011. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates 20 years of soaring holiday spirit!