Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker, a Holiday Family Favorite
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Special guest stars Ethan and Nikki White, finalists in Paula Abdul's Live to Dance join a cast of more than 100 dancers to bring Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker to life. The Whites will play the Snow King and Queen in the ninth annual production of the magical holiday ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, the audience follows young Clara and her Nutcracker prince on a Christmas night journey that begins with an epic battle against the Mouse King, through the Land of the Snowflakes to the Kingdom of Sweets, ruled by the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy. Choreographed by Artistic Director Abra Rudisill with gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets, ACB's production of The Nutcracker is sure to become a holiday tradition, if it isn't one already. Learn More
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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 Ballet
Alameda 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.