Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a ballerina, but my dreams faded as I got older. When I got the opportunity to see the Moscow Ballet perform the Great Russian Nutcracker at the legendary Alabama Theatre on Saturday, I was thrilled! However, there were a few disappointments, but not with the performance. Due to the seats my daughter and I were provided, we did not have a great view of the entire performance and missed a lot of spectacular scenes. Also, we were not allowed to take pictures during the performance, which was very disappointing.
My daughter and I dressed in our holiday best as we headed out the go see Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker.
As we arrived at the theatre, people were already gathered and packed in like sardines. There was no room to move. We didn't have time to take pictures before the start of the show. Sadly, we also missed the performance of Birmingham Girl's Choir because of seating.
During the entire performance there were two acts. I have to say my favorite part of the entire ballet was the second act. The little children from the Alabama Dance Academy were so cute and the performances by each of the dancers were absolutely beautiful. It took my breath away
During the second act there were performances based on six different cultures. My favorite was the Arabian Variation perfomed by Elena Petrichenko and Sergey Chumakov. This dance was mesmerizing and took my breath away. This dance was beautiful.
Make a lifetime of memories this holiday season and take your entire family to see this beautiful story of the Nutcracker performed by the acclaimed Moscow Ballet!