From Morocco to India, Wolrd Musicians Collaborate in Stunning Spirit of Fes
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The last date listed for Spirit of Fes was Tuesday October 24, 2006 / 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
The evening features medieval music vocalist Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4 and Aruna Sairam, one of India’s most respected Carnatic vocalists, accompanied by Lebanese-American percussionist Jamey Haddad. Gerard Edery of Morroco, a classically trained baritone, is considered one of the leading interpreters of Sephardic song and has performed at major venues and festival throughout North America. For this performance, he will be accompanied by Zafer Tawil (from Palestine) on oud, and Haddad on percussion. The Daqqa of Taroudant are Morrocan craftsmen and keepers of Sufi traditions dating back to the 8th century. They combine music, chant, dance and percussion into performances that are important religious and social events in the city of Taroudant.