Kirkland Fine Arts Center presents
Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" Nov. 2
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[November 01, 2019]
The Moscow Ballet returns to Decatur, Ill., to perform the holiday
classic the "Great Russian Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin
Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers,
Moscow Ballet's “Great Russian Nutcracker” is an annual treat for
the whole family featuring performances sure to delight holiday
hearts from every generation. The immersive Christmas classic will
feature 40 professional dancers and hand-selected area young dancers
from the community.
Tchaikovsky's classic score narrates the audience through the
"Miniature Overture" and "Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy," and closes
with Masha and the Nutcracker Prince dancing a grand pas de deux
before the dream ends.
Moscow Ballet consistently produces record-breaking seasons
thrilling audiences from New York City to Los Angeles and from
Puerto Rico to Calgary. Offering the classic ballets such as "Great
Russian Nutcracker," "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan
Lake," sold-out theatres attest to the public's love and
appreciation of the highest quality productions.
Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this
phenomenon combines the highest caliber ballet with historic Russian
theatrical traditions including 10 foot tall playful puppets; nine
colorful and hand-painted backdrops created with a 3-D effect, and
hundreds of exquisite costumes.
Moscow Ballet's unique "Dance with Us" program provides an
opportunity for an average of 100 local children to perform
side-by-side with the company in roles created just for them and at
varying skill levels.
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Moscow Ballet Audition Directors travel the United States each fall before the
tour to personally audition and rehearse the aspiring student dancers, and
prepare them to perform with the professional company.
Moscow Ballet’s community engagement programs include: Creative Development
Residencies; interactive workshops and performances for all children via New
Horizons – A Children's Program for Life; the opportunity for local,
accomplished pre-professional musicians to accompany the principal ballerina
through Musical Wunderkind program and more.
For more information, visit nutcracker. com.
Tickets may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Ticket Office, by
phone at 217.424.6318 or online at kirkland finearts.com. A $2.50 fee will be
charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per
ticket, and applies to online and Ticket Office orders. Kirkland Ticket Office
hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information about Kirkland Fine Arts Center, please visit
kirklandfinearts. com. Events at Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially
supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the
Midwest Arts Council.
[Millikin University Director of
Media Relations and Publications Dane Lisser]