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Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre / The Nutcracker
December 6, 2014 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until December 14, 2014
This restaging of the 1934 St. Petersburg production features more than 130 dancers, ages 3 to 21, and more than 500 costumes. Director Marat Daukayev danced for 20 years with the Kirov Ballet, including the role of the Nutcracker Prince, before founding his Mid Wilshire ballet school in 2001. Gala performances with guest artist Maria Kochetkova, principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, take place on December 13 and 14. (A new documentary by Serene Meshel-Dillman, Getting to the Nutcracker, follows Daukayev’s students from the studio to the stage.) Check the Web site for times.