Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker


Last weekend found us in Miami Beach at the Fillmore to see the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. It was my first time to see it, which was crazy awesome for me because every single year for the last five or so, I'd say, something comes up to prevent me from going!! It was awful how one mishap or another kept happening year after year, but this show was one I really wanted to see, so... this year, finally, my two youngest children along with me and their aunt, hopped into the car and headed down south. So perseverance finally paid off, and it really was every bit worth the wait!! What a wonderful performance!


The theater wasn't overly large, but it had ample seating. We were in a row close to the top, so I was getting nervous when we went seat hunting. Turns out there was nothing to worry about. We could see the stage perfectly, as there was no bad seat in the house!


I didn't bring my big camera because the gal on the phone wasn't clear or not if I could take photos. Turns out I could, so long as I didn't use flash. I had my little camera with me, that I haven't used in eons, but even though I put new batteries in just before we left, it died after the one and only photo I took outside. My phone doesn't do well in the dark either, so that was a bust. Thankfully, my daughter's iPhone captured some photos, so I can share a bit of the show in pictures with you!


The first half of the show was just as you'd expect it to be. I loved it, but the kids thought it to be a bit dry (hmpf). The ballet dancers performed the classic tale of The Nutcracker just beautifullly, and I really just could not get enough. It was the seond half though, that my kids loved! With dancers from different parts of the world showing off their skills, the kids sat mesmerized and the adults where shouting their hearty bravos! over and over again.


With the exception of the doves of peace, a Moscow Ballet exclusive that was done very artfully (and was just gorgeous to watch) the performance stayed true to the story.. It's always a delight to hear Tchaikovsky, and the kids recognized some of the songs as they played. The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is a winter wonder to see live before you on the stage, and now, it is one more thing I can finally cross off of my bucket list. If you get a chance to go, I say please do!!

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55 comments:

  1. Not into ballet, but I bet that was spectacular to see. Glad you finally got to go and your daughter's phone got some shots.

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  2. I absolutely love the Nutcracker. It's one of my favorite ballets. It's just so magical.

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  3. I would love to see the Nutcracker live. I've seen it on television, and it's such a beautiful ballet.

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  4. You are so lucky to have seen this ballet. I bet you had a really great mite.

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  5. I want to go too. I would love to see this.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  6. The Nutcracker is one ballet I would love to go see. I always miss it every holiday it seems.

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  7. Oh my, the ballet looks amazing! I've always wanted to go. I actually have played violin for some of the suites in Nutcracker. They have some beautiful music.

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  8. Sounds like an awesome show. So cool that you finally got to see it, I think I would like the second half Best too.

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  9. I love the Nutcracker! I would love to see the Moscow Ballet's production. I love the dances from around the world in the second act, as well!

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  10. This is so cool! I love ballets, but this one seems like it would be so incredible to see live!

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  11. Oh i would to see this! Never been in this ballets!

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  12. Thanks for the review. I never saw the Nutcracker live looks really nice!

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  13. Seeing the Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for us!

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  14. I have always wanted to see this show, but nobody will go with me. I guess I'll have to put on my big girl panties and go by myself. It sounds like you all had a really lovely time!

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  15. I love the Nutcracker, their performance and their stories of how it became a hit and achieve its great popularity in New York City.

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  16. Wow! Sounds like a wonderful show. You guys must had a great time watching Ballet.

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  17. I am so jealous! I have always wanted to see this during the holidays! So amazing!

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  18. I am SO enthused. I would love to attend this!

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  19. This looks like a wonderful show! I love seeing the Nutcracker every holiday season!

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  20. How cool, I would love to see this. It looks fantastic.

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  21. I'm glad to hear you liked it! It comes to Baltimore every year and I've been wanting to go but wasn't sure what to expect or if it was worth the price of admission.

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  22. Wow, what an experience! I would love to take my son to shows like this one of these days.

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  23. I love the ballet but have never seen the Nutcracker. Will have to remember for next year.

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  24. Russian ballet is the best. I've never really been to Moscow but I've been into many ballet performances from East's best. I specifically want to watch this!

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  25. Getting a good seat anywhere sure is a win. Bet it was a sight indeed.

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  26. Oh I would love to see a live ballet show in the future. That sounds so much fun.

    Mhaan | www.mommyrockininstyle.com

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  27. If this is one of those great Nutcracker versions with ballet then I'm sold for it. I miss watching my favorite prima-ballerina back in Moscow!

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  28. I'm so jelly. I would have loved to see this show. I love the Nutcracker theme. In school years ago I remember in like 5th grade we went to a show similar to this it was great. Actually went on a lot of field trips to see shows. I miss it.

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  29. I have never been to the ballet. It looks like a spectacular show. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  30. As the mom of a daughter who takes pointe lessons for several years this ballet is on our bucket list of must do events! Looks like it was a wonderful experience!

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  31. I love nutcracker ballet show! Watched it when they performed it in North America. So magical and elegant! I always love live broadway show.

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  32. I have always wanted to see The Nutcracker live and I have heard the Russian ballet gives the best performance.

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  33. I would LOVE to have the chance to see something like this! Maybe I can talk my husband into the ballet one of these years.

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  34. One of my favorites. Hopefully I can catch it next year.

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  35. This look likes a great show. I would love to see it!

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  36. I have never been to a ballet but i have always wanted to, especially The Nutcracker! It looks like it was a beautiful ballet to watch.

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  37. I've always loved watching ballet! I love the gracefulness and the finesse! I'm sure this is an amazing show, I've heard so many great things about this group.

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  38. My youngest is now interested in ballet and it would be nice to take her to watch this! I think it's a lovely a show and the story is a classic favorite!

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  39. The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker sounds like an amazing event and the pictures are quiet interesting as well. Wish I get a chance to experience one such live show that looks different & unique!

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  40. I took my daughter to the Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker, too. We loved it! It is such a great experience :)

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  41. That would be amazing to see. With a house of boys we don't go to dances often

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  42. His Rosey - must have been wonderful to see ... and I'm so pleased you were rewarded with a visit ... ballet is amazing ... just incredible artistic expression and dedication by one and all - sounds a wonderful time ... cheers Hilary

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  43. I bet that would be beautiful to see. I always wanted to go to a ballet performance.

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  44. I love ballet and it's awesome to watch shows such as this! I think it would be nice to take my husband to a show like this for date night!

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  45. I like classical music, but I've never been to a ballet.

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  46. That would have been amazing to seen. I love nutcracker. xx

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  47. I love the performance of The Nutcracker. I would love to be able to see something like this in person.

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  48. I'm so glad you got to go Rosey and so sad that you didn't get the photos you wanted!
    I've been hearing so much about this and would love to attend one day!

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    1. Thank goodness my daughter had her phone. :) It was a fun performance.

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  49. thanks for sharing the photos! at least you got some! also i love watching anything with ballet, it is facinating watching them how to dance so gracefully and still can balance and follow and remember all the steps

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  50. Not my thing, that I know of. I have always said it would be neat to see The Nutcracker though, just because everyone has heard of it. I don't even know the story of it, but we collect a new nutcracker each year. Lol

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  51. I would die to see this! I used to dance and think the art is something more people need to appreciate!
    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

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  52. This looks really enjoyable. I bet the bright colors were so cool! I love things with other cultures in it.

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  53. How cool is this I bet being there was so much fun. I love to see the ballets

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