Festival Ballet Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty at the Irvine Barclay
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The last date listed for Festival Ballet Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty was Sunday March 19, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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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
Choreography: Salwa Rizkalla after Marius Petipa
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty, the beloved century old fairy tale of Princess Aurora, her guiding Fairies and her Prince, as told by Charles Perrault, set to the glorious music of Tchaikovsky with choreography by Marius Petipa, staged by Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla. As in the FBT tradition, the leading roles will be performed by famous guest artists.
Founded in 1988 by Salwa Rizkalla, Festival Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of the Orange County community through professional productions, educational programs and by providing a nurturing and intensive artistic home base to some of Southern California’s most talented young dancers. Under the direction of Salwa Rizkalla, Festival Ballet Theatre has grown to become one of Southern California’s most vibrant and accomplished regional ballet companies, boasting a roster of impressive up and coming local talent as well as internationally acclaimed guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, the Kirov Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet.
Festival Ballet Theatre also features a world-renowned faculty and resident choreographers that have received critical acclaim and prizes for original work around the globe. Valuing past masterpieces but with an eye on the future, Festival Ballet Theatre presents a repertoire of full-length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Don Quixote as well as an annual Contemporary/Classical repertoire evening that presents new works by some of the nation’s most sought-after choreographers.
Festival Ballet Theatre aspires to be a beacon of artistic excellence in the Orange County area, simultaneously attracting the best in professional dance to its home while sending its own dancers out as artistic ambassadors to the nation. In 2001 Arts Orange County awarded FBT “Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year."