Moscow Ballet to perform in Durham

December 10, 2011 by  

On December 23rd, Moscow Ballet will give two renditions of the Great Russian Nutcracker at Page Auditorium.

This time of year, people are already somewhat used to flyer printing that advertises Nutcracker performances. Of course, the simple tale of a young girl who finds herself in a fantastic world is a concept that has managed to charm people time and time again. Where the ballet is concerned, the sheer skill required to be a part of this production has been known to impress even the most casual of viewers.

With respect to this version of the Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet has been receiving a lot of high praise. The New York Times had this to say about their performance: “Knockout! Expansive! Elegantly generous!”

From the company’s official biography:

“Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition and visual feast that creates lifelong memories for the whole family! Overflowing with 40 beautiful Russian dancers and set to Tchaikovsky’s famous music, this holiday favorite features 200 lavish costumes, larger-than-life puppets and 9 hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effects!”

Given the amount of work that has gone into the Great Russian Nutcracker, audiences are safe to assume that these performances will be nothing less than spectacular.

The afternoon show will begin at 4 p.m. with the evening performance starting shortly afterwards at 8 p.m. Consequently, individuals who plan to attend the play can plan ahead as needed. Page Auditorium has established a reputation as the go-to venue for the fine arts. Performances like this one allow the auditorium to continue building upon that foundation.