MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER – DOVE OF PEACE TOUR!
It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker, and The Moscow Ballet brings its classic holiday performance to Atlanta this Thanksgiving weekend, showcasing its Great Russian Nutcracker–Dove of Peace Tour! at Georgia Tech’s Robert Ferst Center for the Arts. Catch the show on November 24 at 3 p.m.
Featuring a company of 40 Russian dancers and 10-foot-tall puppets, the ballet is touring more than 100 North American cities this holiday season. And this version of The Nutcracker features a spectacular twist. Unique to this performance is the Dove of Peace character, a two-person bird with a 20-foot wingspan. Exclusive to the Moscow Ballet, the dove leads Masha and the Nutcracker across the globe from Italy to Africa in search of peace. Instead of the Land of Sweets, the dove cast ultimately finds the Land of Peace and Harmony.
The Dove of Peace debuted on the first North American Tour in 1993 as a role for one ballerina. In 2012 during the Moscow Ballet’s 20th anniversary tour, the two-person Dove of Peace premiered, and its choreography— created by Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko—was inspired by the partner work of Bolshoi Ballet principal artist and Moscow Ballet founding director Stanislav Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova.