Gala of the Stars: Festival Ballet Theatre Showcases Dancers From Around the Globe
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The last date listed for Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars was Friday August 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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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
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What a fantastic evening, filled with dance! My daughter and I got great seats, 10th row - no problems picking tickets up at the box office before the show. The show featured guest dancers from all over the globe, as well as some local Orange County dancers from Festival Ballet Theatre. They were ALL superb! We got to see a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance. My daughter even got a few autographs after the show.
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Festival Ballet Theatre simultaneously attracts the best in professional dance to its home base while sending its own dancers out as artistic ambassadors to the world.
FBT’s annual Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from prestigious dance companies throughout the world, along with FBT’s accomplished resident company dancers.
Festival Ballet Theatre is pleased to present this amazing night in association with Youth American Grand Prix. Don’t miss this truly special event as internationally acclaimed dancers join forces with the stars of tomorrow to deliver a breathtaking program filled with energy and electricity.
April Ball, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; Stephan Bourgond, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet; Daniel Camargo, Stuttgart Ballet; Mari Kawanishi, Staats Ballet Berlin; Rebecca King, Prague State Opera Ballet; Jamie Kopit, American Ballet Theatre; Carla Korbes, Pacific Northwest Ballet; Veronika Part, American Ballet Theatre; Alexander Shpak, Staats Ballet Berlin; Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre; Sareen Tchekmedyian, Sarasota Ballet; Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet