The Nutcracker, Presented by Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory Company
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Saturday December 3, 2011 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space:
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Elevating the world of children's music, Elizabeth Mitchell brings a folk musician's love of homespun storytelling to her unique brand of gentle, heartfelt music. Mitchell is joined by a roster of special guests, including Natalie Merchant ("Wonder," "Kind and Generous"), for a concert blending holiday songs off her new album, The Sounding Joy, with longtime audience favorites, a songbook that includes renditions of classic songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground and Gillian Welch. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
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I have no complaints about this event, which was beautifully done. It was a 2 hour show, with a 15 minute intermission after the first act.
The sugar plum fairy was amazing!
Although I do not have any complaints about the show, I do have a major complaint about the venue. The tickets for this event state general admission and is based on first come first serve. The staff tell you to line up but the more people come the more the line disappears and people who got there an hour after you are suddenly ahead of you because they are trying to squish many people in a small area. I was maybe the 10th person there along with my two children and ended up having more than 50 people ahead of me by the time the doors open.
I still had a good seat but it wouldve been better if the venue had taken control of the line.
Kinda turned me off, but the performance was great! My 4 year old son who didnt want to see this performance was talking all about it when we got out.
Margo Sappington's unique theatrical sense will be seen in Act I, for which she created original choreography; the former Joffrey Ballet principal will also put in an appearance as "Auntie Drosselmeyer." Act II has traditional staging by Kozlova after Petipa and Vasily Vainonen, formerly with the Kirov Ballet, and features all the well-loved divertissements - Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabian, Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers, and the Grand Pas de Deux. The production will be performed by students from the Kozlova midtown school, with professional guest artists in the principal roles.
Kozlova, a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi (she defected in 1979 when the Company was on tour in Los Angeles) and New York City Ballet (for 13 years), has collaborated with Margo Sappington since they co-directed Ballet: The Daring Project, a company which performed three seasons at The Joyce, as well as performances in the U.S. and Italy. Sappington danced with and has created ballets for The Joffrey Ballet; and guest choreographs for companies around the world. Kozlova and Sappington have both also starred in Broadway shows - Kozlova in "On Your Toes" in 1982; and Sappington as choreographer and dancer for the original Oh! Calcutta!. In the past few years, Kozlova has established herself as a major ballet teacher and coach, producing young dancers who not only have strong techniques, but a sense of the classical grand manner and the authentic styles of the ballets they perform.