This past Sunday, some 70 local students from various schools including Ballet Academy, were privileged to perform with The Moscow Ballet in “The Great Russian Nutcracker”.
Audiences were dazzled by this spectacular showpiece performed twice on Sunday at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
This singular take on the classic tale includes unique characters and aspects such as “The Dove of Peace” (a striking, feather-winged acrobatic duo gliding across the stage with angelic-like poise) and a large matryoshka (Russian nesting doll) gracing the stage. These cultural and visionary additions, however, did not overshadow the traditional aspects and feel-good nature of this beloved ballet classic. This tasteful combination of new and old left audiences awestruck and full of all the “warm fuzzies” that accompany watching a performance of the “Nutcracker”.
A big “Thank You” and congratulations to all of our students and parents who participated in this rare and memorable event! And great thanks goes to the Moscow Ballet for providing this unique opportunity to local students. We are eagerly anticipating next years’ performance!