A Classical Repetoire Comes With Surprises & Excitement From the Barclay
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The last date listed for Festival Ballet Presents Contemporary Classical Repertoire was Sunday October 1, 2006 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
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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
Highlights of the program will include performances of classical and contemporary repertoire by principal dancers, Jose Manuel Carreno of American Ballet Theatre and Lorena Feijoo of San Francisco Ballet. An impressive line-up of award winning choreographers will present a unique program that showcases the creation of exciting new works. Edwaard Liang, 2006 winner of the National Choreographic Award, Carlos dos Santos, Jr, Lillian Bitkoff, and Viktor Plotnikov, winner of 2005 Best Choreographer Award at Helsinki International Ballet Competition will present world premier pieces for the exceptionally talented dancers of Festival Ballet Theatre and professionally trained students from Southland Ballet Academy.