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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Inspired by the Age of Enlightenment, Random Dance's multi-sensory, multimedia work FAR features 10 incredible dancers in a project that confronts the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th century -- all set against a cutting-edging computerized pin board comprised of 3,200 LED lights. At once physical and immediate yet intensely cerebral, FAR features a haunting original score by Ben Frost, a critically acclaimed Australian composer known for his post-classical electronic music. The show is created by award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, hailed for his innovative approach to new technology and fast, articulate choreographic style. Learn More
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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