Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker, a Holiday Family Favorite
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 19, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
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This production was sooooo much fun! Every participant on the stage from the oldest to the youngest was a professional, and the choreography was so enjoyable. And one of the best parts of the whole experience was the positive reaction and the...continued
This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets. There you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by the wonders of the land of enchantment.
Choreographed by Artistic Director Abra Rudisill with gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets – all to the classic Tchaikovsky score — this is a production sure to bring out the child in everyone. Whether this is your first time seeing a Nutcracker production or it is a time-honored holiday tradition, make ACB’s 6th Annual Nutcracker part of your holiday festivities.
This year, Alameda Civic Ballet is delighted to announce special guest stars Patricia Perez (SF Ballet) and Ethan White (Smuin Ballet) dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Tina Kay Bohnstedt (Diablo Ballet) & Robert Dekkers (Company C) will dance the roles of Snow Queen and King. Joining them will be other Bay Area guest artists as well as a cast of more than one hundred dancers ranging in age from 3 to 60.
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.