Moscow Ballet Announces 2009 Canadian Tour

    CALGARY, April 20 /CNW/ - The prestigious Moscow Ballet returns to Canada
in November 2009, presenting The Great Russian Nutcracker with performances in
Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon.
    Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully handmade period costumes, the
Moscow Ballet's whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the
richness of Russian classical pageantry to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a
festive masterpiece for the soul.
    Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society is proud to present the Moscow Ballet
for the third consecutive year, the first and only host to bring this historic
ballet company to Canadian audiences.
    Title media sponsor, Red Point Media Group Inc. with additional sponsors,
Supreme Living Magazine and See Magazine, lead a growing list of local
    "Timeless, elegant, fanciful, grand, modern. In this magical piece, a
central message of love and understanding prevails - a message that is both
timely and relevant," says international dance star and So You Think You Can
Dance Canada 2008 choreographer, Stacey Tookey. "I adore Russian ballet
dancers for their strength and flexibility as well as their soft quality of
movement, unique when compared to a lot of Canadian companies. The Great
Russian Nutcracker is an absolute must on November social calendars."
    The Moscow Ballet's 2009 Canadian Tour will include Regina's Conexus Arts
Centre, November 6; Saskatoon's TCU Place, November 8; Calgary's Southern
Jubilee Auditorium, November 9 & 10; and Edmonton's Northern Jubilee
Auditorium, November 16 & 17.
    Advanced tickets are now available at or Discounts offered to seniors, students and children.

    About The Moscow Ballet Children's Program

    Through the Moscow Ballet's Educational Outreach Program, "Celebrating
Children: The Arts Can Make a Difference," the company engages local children
to audition and appear with professional dancers in the roles of mice,
snowflakes, angels and butterflies. More information on 2009 auditions can be
found at

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