The Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre Presents
|Saturday, December 6th, 2014||2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.|
|Sunday, December 7th, 2014||11:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.|
|Saturday, December 13th, 2014||2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.|
|Sunday, December 14th, 2014||2:00 P.M.|
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Director Marat Daukayev, former star of the Kirov Ballet, is Drosselmeyer in this children’s production that stands toe-to-toe with any professional performance in Southern California.
Based on the St. Petersburg production of 1934, our Nutcracker brings the Kirov legacy to Los Angeles. The children of Marat Daukayev Ballet are the fourth generation of students in a direct line of descent from Pavel Gerdt, who created the role of the Prince. The most famous dancer of his time, Gerdt later became the teacher of Vladimir Ponomaryov; Ponomaryov was the teacher of Julius Plahxt; and Plahxt, the great ballet master, was the teacher of Marat Daukayev.
One audience member raved, “It was eons beyond my expectations. My hands are sore from clapping, my face is sore from smiling. I never imagined that children could dance with such a high level of technique. Tchaikovsky is smiling down from Heaven.”