Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet was Tuesday April 28, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $35.00
An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“It’s a class act, a classic act, and an extraordinarily engaging act: it’s the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.” —Clive Barnes, _New York Post _
Tom Mossbrucker, artistic director
Jean-Philippe Malaty, executive director
Hailed by _The New York Times _as “ a breath of fresh air,” Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has risen to the forefront of American dance in just 10 short years. This elegant and youthful company of eleven dancers charms audiences with its musical athleticism and its fresh innovative style.
For its Barclay debut, the company will bring an eclectic program that Includes works by some of the foremost choreographers of Europe and the U.S: Twyla Tharp’s joyous Sweet Fields, Moses Pendleton’s magical Noir Blanc, and Jorma Elo’s poignant _Red Sweet.