HARLINGEN – Valley youth ages 7 to 16 years will perform alongside the Moscow Ballet company of 40 professionals in the “Great Russian Nutcracker” at the Municipal Auditorium in Harlingen on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m.
The performance is part of the Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program which has sent soloists Svetlana Todinova, Natalia Miroshnyk, Carolina Siscanu and Ekaterina Uksusnikova to audition young local dancers for roles that are exclusive to children and work with them in rehearsal. Rio Grande Valley Arts Studio, the host dance studio, continued rehearsals until the dress rehearsal which is on stage with the full company.
The 2013 production includes 200 all new, hand-embellished costumes designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver and created in St Petersburg’s oldest theatrical costume shop. For groups of ten or more, call 800-320-1733. For tickets go to www.nutcracker.com.
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