National Choreographers Initiative: Discovery 2008 Showcases The Best Young Choreographers
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The last date listed for National Choreographers Initiative: Discovery 2008 was Saturday July 26, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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
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Read more about the NCI 2008 choreographers: Ma Cong, Emery LeCrone, Amy Seiwert, and Edmund Stripe, as well as Artistic Director Molly Lynch.
The development process for this year’s NCI has been documented on video.
NCI Discovery 2006, the last iteration of the event offered on Goldstar, got enthusiastic reviews from members.
Be there for the birth of, not one, but four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Director Molly Lynch invites four noted choreographers to participate, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. In its first four years, NCI has helped 16 choreographers to develop new works. A dozen of the pieces begun here have gone on to be premiered or developed further and performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The project culminates in a public performance showcasing the excitement of new creation. It’s also an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas and for you to ask questions and participate in the discussion. It’s a mind-expanding excursion into the world of dance.