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Moscow Ballet Comes to Great Falls

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The iconic Moscow Ballet preformed in Great Falls, and the entire cast is hard at work to put on the holiday tradition known as the Nutcracker.

"Tonight at the Mansfield Center we have got Moscow Ballet's great Russian Nutcracker. A world class production of a classic holiday story," explains producer, Dan Talmi.

I got a backstage pass to take a look at all the work that goes into putting on such a graceful performance. In fact the crew is up from 8 in the morning till 12 midnight setting up while the dancers practice their routines.

"It's a very long engaged and global process because we are working with partners obviously in Russia and coordinating the tours locally across the U.S. and Canada and we are bringing in 70 markets local venues and there is a wide net that we are casting to get this show on the road," says Talmi.

Since this is the Nutcracker and child dancers play a huge role in the show as well students from Miss Linda's Dance School are helping out the professionals and they are very excited about it.

"And so this afternoon will be their first time to do dancing with the professional dancers and I think they are all really star struck," says Miss Linda's Dance Mistress, Mandy Odegard.

The Moscow Ballet has been performing in the United States for 21 years and while the elegant movement on the stage is universal, off stage needs different gestures to help speak through the language barrier.

"Well it can definitely be difficult. There is a lot of hand gesturing going on there is a lot of Google translate on mobile technology has been a huge asset, but you can't beat having a translator right there we have been fortunate that the teachers that work with our local schools the all speak fluent English, their bilingual and that's key," adds Talmi.

For tickets and upcoming show times you can go to www.nutcracker.com.

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