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36 Star Starred
Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater
Middle Pier, behind Herbst Pavilion Marina Blvd. at Buchanan St. San Francisco, CA 94123
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2 stars
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"The Nutcracker"
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4.4 average rating
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3 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

Three of us enjoyed it immensely. Each act was well done. I particularly liked the Waltz of Flowers, the Snowflakes and the Grand pas de Deux avec le sugar plum fairy and king. Jennifer Wang who played the Sugar Plum Fairy for the Sunday 7 pm show...continued

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4 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

The evening was very enjoyable. At first, I was concerned that I had brought two people to see this show, which seemed like a grade-school dance recital, even though I expected there would be a lot of little ones. Once the older dancers joined in,...continued

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City Ballet School once again presents its delightful production of The Nutcracker. The storyline, which is loosely based on the original production by Lew Christensen, has been reworked by a team of very talented choreographers, including Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova (Bolshoi, San Francisco Ballet, and Smuin Ballet), Yuri Zhukov (Kirov, San Francisco Ballet, and Royal Birmingham Ballet), and Isadora Duncan award-winner Svetlana Afanasieva (Stanislovksi Ballet) and Lupe Calzadilla (National Ballet of Cuba). 

This year we are extremely pleased and excited to have James Mills, formerly with Smuin Ballet, performing with the school. James performs the part of Sugar Plum Cavalier. The production also features 90 dancers between the ages of 6 and 18 years. What sets City Ballet School’s Nutcracker apart is the fact that the production, with the exception of the lead male role, is performed completely by its own students. The level of these students is extremely high as are the production values. 

About the Ticket Supplier: City Ballet School

City Ballet School of San Francisco offers classical Russian Vaganova based training, taught by the finest teachers, and modeled after Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova's own training at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow. Although the base of the curriculum is in Russian training, the intention is to make each dancer well rounded enough to have the skills, that when combined with talent, offer them the best chance of being in a professional company or to gain scholarships through dance. All may not be able to reach these lofty goals, but each student will be challenged to meet their potential, and all will benefit from a life enriched through dance.