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NORFOLK-The Moscow Ballet will celebrate the holidays with a performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker.

Award-winning Ekaterina Bortiakova and partner Honored Artist of Ukraine Viktor Shcherbakov perform as heroine Masha and Nutcracker Prince.

Set to Tchaikovsky's score, Moscow Ballet's production features 200 new costumes, 9 hand-painted backdrops made in Russia with 3-D ornamentation and fanciful, ten foot tall silk puppets designed by Russian puppet master Valentin Federov.

The performance is Friday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at The Sandler Center. For information and tickets, call 757-385-2787 or go to the Sandler Center Website.

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