Based on the story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman…
…The Nutcracker Ballet is the story of a young girl who dreams the her favourite Christmas toy, a nutcracker, has come to life and takes her through a dream land of heroic adventure!
Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of Russian classical dance to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a unique performance not to be missed! Choreographer Anatoly Emelianov has been praised by critics for its unique setting of Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony.”
To convey his message of peace, Emelianov incorporates an ethereal dove that escorts Masha and the Prince to a land where there is no war or suffering”. Set against Valentin Fedorov’s spectacular scenic design, with larger-than-life puppets and the backdrop of unicorns, exotic birds and animals, the Great Russian Nutcracker is a visual delight.
The Moscow Ballet’s annual production of “Great Russian Nutcracker” is a wonderful opportunity for students to take part in a quality production that is seen by thousands of people each holiday season. Being selected as a cast member is an honor and a privilege. Children’s cast will work with professional directors and choreographers, wear exquisite costumes, and appear on a lavish set at the beautiful 4,200 seats Rosemont Theatre on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. There are two performances at 1pm and 5pm and 65 dancers are needed for each performance.