Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker, a Holiday Family Favorite
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 21, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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Called "the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent" (Contra Costa Times), San Francisco Ballet rarely disappoints in its selection and performance of innovative, genre-defining works. For this exciting triple bill, SF Ballet presents the world premiere of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, a contemporary ballet wunderkind who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson's masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar's elegant Suite en Blanc, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring "a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances" (San Jose Mercury News). Learn More
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Went due to the fact that my mother who is 72 years old stated that she had never attended the Nutcracker in her life. This was a pleasant rendition with lots of small children (who were very cute). The prima ballerina and ballet master were very good. Even my husband who does not like ballet or even musicals found it enjoyable.
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We attended because we live right down the street we found the 1/2 price tickets. But, we were pleasantly surprised. It was a great local production. Lots of cute kids and some very talented dancers. Sound was good and the venue is easy.
San Francisco’s Lines Ballet dancers Corey Scott-Gilbert and Meredith Webster will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy, respectively. Additionally, Daniel Escudero, formerly of Ballet West of Utah, will dance the role of Snow King and Jamielyn Duggan, of SF Opera Ballet, will dance the role of Snow Queen.
With over a hundred dancers ranging in age from three to sixty, this beautiful full-scale production is a celebration of the true spirit of Christmas. Abra Rudisill, ACB’s Artistic Director, was Oakland Ballet’s prima ballerina and ballet mistress from 1982 to 2002.
About the Ticket Supplier: Alameda Civic BalletAlameda Civic Ballet was founded in February 2003 and achieved non-profit 501(3)c status as a charitable organization in November of 2004. The goal of the company is to create and present high quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers with valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.
The Alameda Civic Ballet made its debut performance in June 200 at Kofman Auditorium in Alameda with Degas Dancers, a work inspired by the paintings of the famous French painter Edgar Degas. Alameda Civic Ballet was also invited to perform Degas Dancers in November 2003 at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, in conjunction with The Degas Sculpture Exhibit. In December 2003, the company presented it's premier performance of Act 2 Nutcracker Excerpts. In February 2004, the company was honored to be part of the Alameda Education Foundation Mardi Gras Gala and won rave reviews for it's Festive Les Bons Temps (The Good Times) set to the infectious music Of the Bay Area's Zydeco/Cajun King, Tom Rigney. The company has presented Spring performances in 2004 and 2005, featuring an eclectic mix of Ballet, Modern, Salsa, Can Can, and contemporary pieces. In December 2004, the company performed Nutcracker Highlights at five sold-out shows.
The company has recently been informed that it has been nominated for the Alameda Chamber of Commerce 2005 Business Awards for it's contribution to the arts.