Robert Friedman presents: The Moscow Classical Ballet "The Nutcracker"
December 7 - December 8, 2011
Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of family and the magic of Christmas brings people together to enjoy the merriment of the holidays, especially in this staging by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet. This brilliant troupe is one of three ballet companies supported by the Russian government and "boasts a cluster of phenomenal young dancers...its corps performs in an uncluttered, streamlined style" (New York Times).
For 45 years, Moscow Classical Ballet has performed in over 30 countries around the world. Winner of over 15 Gold Medals, and three prizes from the Paris Academy of dance, they have toured The Nutcracker in the U.S. every year for the past 19 years to sold out houses.
“To call this Nutcracker old fashioned is to compliment it. It presents the ballet as a beautiful and traditional Christmas present, filled with charming dancers, spare but bright costumes, and wonderful music” (Orange County Calendar).
Performed to recorded music.