Creative Fellowship initiative joins Attitude Studios Vienna and professional ballet dancers to revive the tradition of Christmas community-based performances in the capital of Austria
Watching a community-based performance of Tchaikovsky’s timeless Nutcracker ballet might be one of a few Christmas holiday traditions that draw together family, community and professionals in English speaking countries. Surprisingly, this seems to be a forgotten tradition for such international city as Vienna. Despite all the Christmas vibes, markets and hot wine stands, Vienna does not seem to offer much of the Nutcracker immersive experiences that unite professional performers and dance lovers in creating the magic of the winter tale.
This season Attitude Studios Vienna, member of the CID-International Dance Council UNESCO and a beautiful community of ballet enthusiasts and semi-professional dancers, joined by professional artists is striving to revive the tradition of the community-based Nutcracker performances that gather families together and turn holiday experiences into everlasting heartwarming memories.
Attitude Studios Vienna is a dance school founded by Romanian ballerina Laura Christinoiu, specializing in the teaching of Classical Ballet. Within the past few years, the school grew into the multicultural community of dancers and students from 7 to 70 years old who train and learn in a welcoming professional environment. Attitude’s students come from 15 countries, and enjoy the dynamics of blending languages, cultures, and dancing techniques.
The Nutcracker by Attitude Studios is a two-act ballet production is based on the traditional ballet storyline. Mrs. Christinoiu herself invests all her time into choreography, rehearsals, and the production.
Most of the cast members engaged in production are ballet enthusiasts and dance students, that form the core of the Attitude Studios community. On December 8 and 9, they will be joined on stage of the Moliere Studio Theatre by the guest artists from Vienna State Ballet company. On Friday, December 8 the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will be danced by Kiyoka Hashimoto and Robert Gabdullin, on December 9 these roles will be performed by Julia Köhler and Junnosuke Nakamura.
“For professional dancers, the tradition of ‘The Nutcracker’ is in our blood. It’s a wonderful feeling and new experience to dance with production that brings talents together and unites professional dancers, students and ballet lovers. I hope that the Christmas time Nutcracker will become an annual tradition and a heartfelt winter season celebration of dance in our city!” – shares his excitement, Robert Gabdullin.
This Nutcracker production is brought to life by Attitude Studios Vienna with the support of Creative Fellowship Initiative, Canon Austria and Österreichisch-Rumänische Gesellschaft. The role of Creative Fellowship Initiative in this project is to assist with talent management and provide communication support.
Performance dates are December 8 and 9 at the Moliere Studio Vienna, Liechtensteinstraße 37A, 1090 Vienna. To learn more and buy tickets please visit the website.