[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Moscow Ballet Brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Philadelphia Thursday, December 19 at The Met

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*Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Philadelphia with **Great
Russian Nutcracker** performances*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/about-the-great-russian-nutcracker>*
bringing
holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The
company performs at* *The Met Philadelphia on Thursday, December 19, 7:00
p.m. only. Tickets are on sale now*.

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/about-the-great-russian-nutcracker> that
delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed
Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow
Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot
tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the
world’s five great heritages. Go to www.nutcracker.com to get tickets for
the whole family. Special pricing is available for groups. Call
800-320-1733 or email groups at nutcracker.com.

The *Great Russian Nutcracker* features award-winning Principal Ballerinas
and Danseurs <https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists> from
the top ballet academies in Russia and a large corps de ballet. Three
groups travel simultaneously to 140+ cities
<https://www.nutcracker.com/your-city> across the US and in



In addition to the *Great Russian Nutcracker* and other classic ballet
performances, Moscow Ballet advocates for community engagement in the arts
and sends advance dancers to tour cities. These dancers audition local
ballet students for children’s roles in the performances, click
Dance-with-Us
<https://www.nutcracker.com/Community-Engagement/dance-with-us> for more
information on this program. The dancers also audition local Musical
Wunderkind
<https://www.nutcracker.com/Community-Engagement/musical-wunderkind-strings> to
accompany the Principal Ballerina in a special pre-performance duet and
they execute the New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life
<https://www.nutcracker.com/Community-Engagement/new-horizons> program
which engages school children and youth groups in interactive arts
awareness. All are provided gratis.



*The Met Philadelphia* <http://themetphilly.com/> was built in 1908 by
opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein. The once– lavish Metropolitan Opera
House is recognized internationally for its superb acoustics and once
served as a recording hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Met’s
historic value is certified by the Philadelphia Historic Commission and by
its listing on both the Pennsylvania State and National Registers of
Historic Places. The Met Philadelphia is currently undergoing a $56 million
restoration in partnership with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld and Holy Ghost
Headquarters to transform the historic theater into the crown jewel of
North Broad Street’s renaissance.


*Moscow Ballet* <http://www.nutcracker.com/about-mb/mission> – 2019 marks
the 27th annual North American tour of Moscow Ballet’s *Great Russian
Nutcracker*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/about-the-great-russian-nutcracker>, *Swan
Lake* <https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/about-swan-lake>, *Romeo and
Juliet* <https://www.nutcracker.com/gallery/romeo-and-juliet> and more
classic Russian ballets. In many tour cities Moscow Ballet implements its
signature *Community Engagement*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/Community-Engagement> programs, “*Dance with Us*
<http://www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/dance-with-us-program>*,*” “*New
Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life*
<http://www.nutcracker.com/education/new-horizons>*,**”*  and *Musical
Wunderkind* <http://www.nutcracker.com/education/youthsoloists>,
engaging American
children of all ages and abilities in interactive art experiences.
*www.moscowballet.com* <http://www.moscowballet.com/>. Principal dancers
include *Iryna Borysova*,
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists> recipient of Bronze
from Kiev’s International Ballet Competition
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbkHOI_3d2E>;   *Alexandra Elagina*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists> noted as “brimful
with feeling” by *NYTimes Chief Dance Critic * Alastair Macaulay; and *Natalia
Gubanova*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists/natalia-gubanova>,
graduate of the St Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy. *Kostyantyn Vinovoy*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists> has been named
Honored Artist of Ukraine; *Sergey Klyatchin*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists>, 2017 Gold Prize
winner of Italy’s Teatro Greco Festival; *Rustem Imangaliyev*
<https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/principal-artists> won Best Arabesque
at Russia’s International Ballet Competition in Perm.



*Talmi Entertainment* <http://www.talmientertainment.com/> - is the
exclusive representation for Moscow Ballet’s North American Tour which
occurs annually in more than 130 cities, from NYC to LA, and Miami to
Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management, Moscow Ballet delivers
unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic story ballets *Great Russian
Nutcracker*, *Romeo and Juliet*, *Sleeping Beauty*, *Cinderella,* *Swan
Lake* and more. Talmi Entertainment was founded by *Akiva Talmi*
<http://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/directors>;  producer, composer and
recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Richard Rodgers, and Leonard
Bernstein Awards*.  **www.talmientertainment.com*
<http://www.talmientertainment.com/>



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