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Chicago’s 1st Ward Represented at Upcoming Moscow Ballet Performance
CHICAGO, IL – This holiday season the 1st Ward’s Calila Czischke will do more than dream about the Sugar Plum Fairy, she will share the stage and spotlight with her as she performs alongside members of the esteemed Moscow Ballet in a performance of “The Great Russian Nutcracker.” The performance takes place at 3 p.m. December 10, 2011, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL.
Czischke will join 43 other talented young dancers from the Chicago area and appear as a “Snowflake” in the annual classic holiday ballet.
All of the young dancers were chosen after a open and lengthy audition process held in late summer that was overseen by representatives of the Moscow Ballet and Altin Naska, co-founder and artistic director of the Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (SPACE) Naska oversees the 10 weeks of intensive rehearsals that ready the young performers for this opportunity of a lifetime.
“The Moscow Ballet is one of the greatest names in the history of ballet,” said Altin Naska who has developed a strong professional relationship with the group over the past five years. “This is an unforgettable opportunity for the young dancers to share the stage with award-winning and internationally recognized principal dancers such as Karyna Shatkovskaya and Vladimir Tkachenko and is a moment that will last a life time.”
Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker” has toured America and Canada for 19 years as the largest Russian ballet tour in North America. The production features larger than life puppets, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effect, and hundreds of exquisite costumes.
This holiday season, Moscow Ballet has partnered with the Trio Animal Foundation (TAF) to raise desperately needed funds to help pay for the medical care of sick and injured homeless pets. This partnership has the potential to help countless needy animals and make them more likely to find a new home. By using the code “TRIO” when purchasing tickets for the Rosemont, IL performance on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2011, $5 from each ticket sold will directly benefit TAF programs. To purchase tickets, simultaneously making a positive difference in the lives of needy animals, contact Moscow Ballet at 800.320.1733 x15 or email@example.com, or contact Rosemont Theatre directly at 847.671.5100.
ABOUT SPACE (Southport Performing Arts Conservatory):
Chicago’s SPACE is a European-style performing arts conservatory that provides instruction in music, dance and drama. Founded in 2005, SPACE has fueled the artistic dreams and aspirations of hundreds of artists from ages pre-school through adult. SPACE provides personalized instruction for all levels of artistic ability and offers a large range of music and dance education including Suzuki instruction, traditional individual instruction and a Gifted Program.
Dedicated to expanding the beauty and love of the performing arts to students in the Chicago area, SPACE’s Community Engagement Program is available to all public and private schools from Pre-K through high school. SPACE’s specially designed Community Engagement Program meets the Illinois Board of Education’s performing arts standards.
SPACE is located at 3433-37 W. Peterson Ave., 773-463-1220. For more information about SPACE, please call either office numbers or visit the website at www.southportarts.com