The Nutcracker: The Fairfax Ballet Welcomes Guest Artists for the Holiday Production
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday November 28, 2010 / 4:00pm.
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American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of mixed repertory to the Kennedy Center. Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides is a romantic reverie with music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. Tchaikovsky powers the D.C. premiere of ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes' Aftereffect. Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth. For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. Learn More
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Featured review from The Blue Hawaiian
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While the beginning Christmas and family-oriented setting were per script, the professional ballet dancers stole the show. What a nice surprise to have at Fairfax High School. Too bad not better advertised. The theater could have sat so many more. And bravo to Marcela Figueroa who provided a most excellent ballet performance as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The Fairfax Ballet’s Nutcracker is "a stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky's opulent holiday masterpiece" and has been delighting the greater Washington Area for over twenty years. Professional guest artists from Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, the San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Tucson are featured, along with students from the Russell School of Ballet. Be captivated by this magical production that enchants children and adults alike.
Featuring Performances by Professional Guest Artists:
Marcela Figueroa of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico as the Sugar Plum Fairy
Robert Rosario of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico as the Cavalier
Benjamin Tucker of Ballet Tucson as the Nutcracker Prince
John Finnigan as the Mouse King and principal male in "Tea" ("Chinese")
Derek Lauer of Ballet Tucson as principal male in "Coffee" ("Arabian") and "Trepak" ("Russian")
Isaiah Alatorre, formerly of Chicago Ballet, as the Soldier Doll and principal male in "Waltz of the Flowers"
Gregory Russell, formerly of the San Francisco Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, as Herr Drosselmeyer