‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ returning to NSU on Nov. 26; Tickets on Sale Now

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to the Northern State University Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour will spread goodwill in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season, presenting world-class performers; Russian folk legends Father Christmas and Snow Maiden, backdrops hand-painted by Russian masters; and a Dove of Peace with a 20 foot wingspan. The Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.

Moscow Ballet tours North America annually, performing the acclaimed ballets “Great Russian Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Cinderella” and more. Known for presenting award-winning Ballerinas and Danseurs, the company performs more than 100 engagements annually across Canada and the United States.

In addition to public performances, Moscow Ballet’s North American tours include community engagement programs for all ages and interests. “Dance with Us” shares the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 6,000 American dance students annually, bringing them on stage in ancillary roles to perform side-by-side with the professionals. Underwritten by Moscow Ballet, the program was developed by choreographer and co-producer Mary Giannone Talmi. “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is a cultural immersion program benefitting thousands of children across the country annually and Musical Wunderkind has the Russian principal dancer performing with American youth musician accompaniment.

Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive representation for Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours. Talmi Entertainment is produced by Dan Talmi and was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi.

For ticket information, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.nutcracker.com.

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