As the holiday season approaches, so does the rich pageantry of manassas ballet theatres the nutcracker. The nutcracker continues through december 23, 2012 at the warner theatre. Washington a few weeks after its season opening, salt lake citys ballet west is making a midseason shift to the east coast to perform the nutcracker at the. The nutcracker with a twist the washington ballet puts its own historical spin on the classic story of the nutcracker by adding historical figures as guests to drosselmeyers party and even changing some of the location names and styles in the production to fit the washington dc theme. Search all the washington ballet events and get last minute tickets with a 150% moneyback guarantee. Victoria arrea, from san jose, costa rica, joined the washington ballet studio company in 2016 and was promoted to the company as an apprentice in 2018. It was founded in 1976 by mary day, and has been under the artistic directorship of julie kent since 2016. Christianne campbell in the washington ballets production of the nutcracker. Although the original 1892 marius petipa production was not a success, pyotr ilyich tchaikovskys ballet the nutcracker began to slowly enjoy worldwide popularity after balanchine first staged his production of it in 1954. In 1993, moscow ballet toured the great russian nutcracker to washington dc, baltimore, syracuse, orlando, ft lauderdale, new haven, reading and charleston wv for the first time and to critical acclaim.
Tchaikovskys the nutcracker just turned 120 years old an impressive age for any ballet, and even more impressive for a ballet that nearly flopped at the time of its premier. Get 11 thewashingtonballet coupon codes and promo codes at couponbirds. Blending the magical score of tchaikovsky with scenery that is unmistakably washington, dc, the washington ballets rendition of the nutcracker has become a mustsee tradition. In 2012, the washington ballet premieres septime webres alice in wonderland. Read this special message from artistic director, julie kent, and executive director, michael pastreich. Its the washington ballet s annual performance of tchaikovskys the nutcracker at dc s warner theatre now through dec. There are moments in history that are remembered forever. The russian ballet goes local thanks to a nutcracker prince in the likeness of george washington and cherry blossom set designs. Read this special message from artistic director, julie kent, and executive director, michael pastreich we will continue to uplift, engage, and inspire our community, from afar, via our social media channels.
Dec 04, 2017 the nutcracker from the washington ballet photo. Take the whole family to marvel over claras christmas fantasy when the wooden toy soldier comes alive and takes her on a magical tour of wonderful holiday adventures. Check out one of these best places to see ballet in the d. The ballets score has been used in several film adaptations of hoffmanns story. Tchaikovsky the nutcracker, ballet in two acts mariinsky theatre hd 1080p duration. This page features a ballet video titled the washington ballet presents the nationals geico racing presidents at the nutcracker. Set in 1882 georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the. For fifty years, generations of washingtonians have grown up lovingand introducing loved ones towashington ballets the nutcracker. Written by emily walz published on november 29, 2016. Performed the sugar plum fairy in nutcracker with gainesville ballet, washington, dc.
Washington ballet presents the nutcracker ballet in. Battle of the nutcrackers is ovations holiday present to the families of. The nutcracker plays through december 9, 2012, in the kennedy centers opera house 2700 f street, nw, in washington, dc. Ballet is more than just men and women dancing on their tippy toes. Balletnovas summer 2020 intensive for dancers jd4cd3 starts monday, july 6. Strathmore is a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center and presenting organization based onehalf mile outside the capital beltway in north bethesda, maryland. Nutcracker ballet washington, district of columbia the washington ballet presents the nutcracker ballet nutcracker performance listings by state, city and the company performing the ballet. Name recognition on our website and in our 2019 performance program. Dec 02, 2012 the washington ballet performs septime webres the nutcracker through december 23, 2012 at the warner theatre 5 th street, nw, in washington, dc.
Blending the magical score of tchaikovsky with scenery that is unmistakably washington, dc, the washington ballet s rendition of the nutcracker has become a mustsee tradition. Boston ballet welcomes children and families to all of our performances, and attending the ballet is a wonderful experience to share with your children. Atlanta ballet joins the robust list of american ballet companies to share their holiday tradition with washington, d. Septime webres critically acclaimed the nutcracker transports you back in time to historic washington, dc and stars george. Pyotr ilyich tchaikovskys holiday classic the nutcracker is returning to our nations capital, and tickets are now on sale for every performance. An audition is required prior to acceptance and enrollment for all new students 8 years old and up wishing to enroll in the childrens ballet intensive, technique classes only, junior festival, festival. Washington ballet s production of the nutcracker, a beloved dc holiday tradition, has returned to the warner theatre in all its splendid glory on par with the lighting of the national christmas. Metropolitan ballet theatres the nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season. Left alone on stage at the end is that george washington nutcracker doll, placed there by clara after awakening from her washington, d. Take your technique to new heights when you study with our esteemed faculty and renowned guest teachers and develop the tools needed to achieve true excellence in the art of classical ballet. Dec 06, 2012 ballet wests production of the nutcracker at the kennedy center. Dec 14, 2017 as the holiday season approaches, so does the rich pageantry of manassas ballet theatres the nutcracker.
The nutcracker is an 1892 twoact ballet originally choreographed by marius petipa and lev. Cheap tickets to all the washington ballet shows are available on cheaptickets. In this 50th anniversary year, septime webre pays homage to washington ballet founder mary days 1961 production, restaging her original, a historic jewel, in his lush washingtonthemed staging. Robert joffreys aweinspiring staging of the perennial classic boasts largerthanlife victorian america scenery and costumes, entrancing storytelling, tchaikovskys beloved score, and invigorating dancing that could only be found in a dream. Washington ballet dazzles with a capital nutcracker. Set to tchaikovskys magical score, this celebrated production set in 1882 early georgetown has become the signature nutcracker in our nations capital. Artistic director julie kents longterm vision is to elevate the prominence of the company as worldclass ballet company in the nations capital by concurrently expanding the size of the company while broadening its repertoire. However, as a ballet fan, and harborer of a childish attachment to tchaikovskys nutcracker suite, i would not have expected that my fondness for the nutcracker ballet to join the ranks of my fondless traditions.
Bw is presenting its famous nutcracker all this week at the kennedy center opera house in washington, dc. Septime webres criticallyacclaimed nutcracker transports us back in time to historic d. In 2012, jazz pianist eyran katsenelenbogen released his renditions of dance of the sugar plum fairy, dance of the reed flutes, russian. You can call that a productionor a yearly leap of faith. Septime webre was artistic director for 17 years starting in 1999 and stepped down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 20152016 season. There are many christmas traditions that i am less than fond of.
The washington ballets nutcracker is its annual pulloutallstops showcase of choreographer. Battle of the nutcrackers is ovations holiday present to the families of america, a playful twist on the holiday tradition. Tickets on sale for ballet northwests nutcracker at the. Washington dc at the universal ballet school, formerly known as kirov academy and further went on to graduate with honors from the royal ballet school of london. November 29december 23, 2012 the warner theatre 5 th street nw, washington, dc a holiday mustsee full of magic and marvels. Anchored by the dancers of mbt, northern virginias largest professional ballet company, the story of clara and her nutcracker prince. Best known for performances and events at the music center at strathmore, the organization has been presenting accessible, affordable visual and. The school opened in 1944 and the company was established in 1976 with. Washington ballet nutcracker tea 2012,december 9, 2012,kyle samperton. From december 124, 2016, washington ballets, the nutcracker, is taking center stage at the famed warner theatre. Behold a nutcracker to banish ghosts of sugarplum hangovers past. For tickets, call the box office at 202 4674600, or. With a plot thats more spectacle than substance, this seasons the nutcracker by the washington ballet, fell short of my expectations.
George washington crossing the delaware to conquer the british. The snow queen and snowflakes in the washington ballets. This is not to say that the performance lacked good execution, and perhaps, my disappointment is due in part to the fact that i am no longer a member of the target audience. Libretto by yuri grigorovich after the fairytale of the same name by ernst theodor amadeus hoffmann. The washington ballet presents the nationals geico racing. This production is truly artistic director septime webres greatest triumph, a showcase of his skills at stage direction and in sustaining a spectacle. But leave it to the washington ballets artistic director, septime webre. Best places to see ballet in the dc area cbs washington. Dec 03, 2012 published on dec 3, 2012 a holiday mustsee full of magic and marvels. Ballet wests nutcracker at kennedy center, dec 2012. Ballet wests nutcracker at kennedy center, dec 2012 ballet.
Maryland youth ballet myb is a 50 yearold training institution known to be one of the finest schools of classical ballet in the region. Performed at the horatio alger awards induction ceremony, washington, dc, 2011. This is the late1930s production by willam christensen for the san francisco ballet, which he took with him to utah in the early 50s to a university company that eventually became ballet west in salt lake city. Joffreys the nutcracker wednesday, november 25, 2015 sunday, november 29, 2015. The washington ballet pulls out all the stops for this classic christmas tale that features a special dc twist. Experience the magic of the washington ballet s charmingly dc the nutcracker. Welcome to the home of moscow ballet s great russian nutcracker in bethesda. Visit our members page now to check out our other membership levels and their benefits. Dec 16, 2011 this week we saw the washington ballets nutcracker which was just as magical as last year. Jun 04, 2012 ballet is more than just men and women dancing on their tippy toes. The washington ballets nutcracker tickets event dates. Peter llyich tchaikovsky live music performed by the chicago philharmonic. Make a winterthemed craft or go on a scavenger hunt, and indulge in a hot chocolate bar and other tasty treats for purchase from the courtyard cafe.
Nutcracker ballet nutcracker ballet performances in. If you want to enjoy a holiday classic with some hometown dc flair, make sure to catch the washington ballets the nutcracker before it flies back to fairyland for another year. Iohna loots, who plays clara in the royal ballets performance of the nutcracker, runs through a dress rehearsal. Due to some pyrotechnics and a scary sequence involving dancing rats, the nutcracker is recommended for audiences 4 and older. Experience the holiday season in one incredible night at the nutcracker washington dc production this december, live at the warner theatre. Performed with a special americana flair, this famous ballet is a mustsee for all families in the dcarea. This year, the washington ballet celebrates 15 years of its very dc version of the nutcracker, through december 28 at the historic warner theatre in downtown washington dc. This celebrated production has become dcs perennial holiday favorite. If seeing the nutcracker is on your holiday todo list and is a tradition you want to start but you havent purchased tickets, the washington ballet has a special offer for 20% off tickets for the following performances at. Dec 08, 2012 bw is presenting its famous nutcracker all this week at the kennedy center opera house in washington, dc. Stay tuned for our coming roundups of other christmas activities. Washington ballet nutcracker tea 2012 washingtonlife. Rated a best bet for holiday entertainment in and around dc this season by dc metro theater arts.
Ballet wests nutcracker, conducted by jared oaks, is one of the most unique productions to hit the stage this season at the kennedy center. The washington ballet performs septime webres the nutcracker through december 23, 2012 at the warner theatre 5 th street, nw, in washington, dc. Its studios were located at 2801 connecticut avenue, nw, in washington, dc. Among the holiday seasons many happy tidings is the arrival of the washington ballet s annual production of the nutcracker, staged to beautiful perfection in the gilded loveliness of warner theatre. The washington ballet performance of the nutcracker. In september 2012, it became one of the few 1970s programs originally. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include the washington ballet.
Published on dec 3, 2012 a holiday mustsee full of magic and marvels. The nutcracker wednesday december 17th at 7am et the nutcracker. A south sound holiday tradition for over 30 years, the show features 200 performances, professional sets, and beautiful costumes. Tickets are now on sale for ballet northwests nutcracker, december 9th18th at the washington center. The washington ballet presents septime webres the nutcracker. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his highlyacclaimed production, septime webre is planning some special surprises for his celebrated allamerican nutcracker. Septime webres critically acclaimed the nutcracker transports us back in time to historic washington, dc and stars george washington as the heroic nutcracker. Mbts nutcracker is a classic, family version that is annually the best attended performing arts production in northern virginia. The show premiered there in december 1961, playing as a.
The washington ballet tickets the washington ballet. Our stages and studios may be dark, but the washington ballet community couldnt be more alive and full of light. Rated a best bet for holiday entertainment in and around dc this season by dc. By the looks or rather, sound of things, claras family has fallen on hard times. Sign up to become the newest member of georgetown ballet. Nutcracker ballet returns to warner theatre with d. C fourweek beginners tap and ballet class for one or two kids at making moves dance collective up to 49% off. Ive been burying my head in the warm sand, hoping that if i dont acknowledge that its november, the calendar might somehow reverse itself. However, infants and children under 2 years of age are not allowed in the theater. This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 georgetown with george washington, king george iii, and other historical figures. The nutcracker at the washington ballet by carolyn kelemen dc.
Ballet west the nutcracker washington, kennedy center opera house 9 december 2012. Kennedy center for the performing arts 2700 f st nw d. The nutcracker at the washington ballet by carolyn. All photos are uploaded by our professional team of photographers and available for purchase. The nutcracker at the washington ballet by carolyn kelemen. In 1961, the washington ballet premieres mary days the nutcracker with. The washington ballet twb was founded as the washington school of ballet in 1944 by mary day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. Washington ballet s nutcracker at thearc description. It seems improbable now, but the first performance of the nutcracker at the mariinsky. The washington ballet twb is an ensemble of professional ballet dancers based in washington dc. Dec 16, 2015 its the washington ballets annual performance of tchaikovskys the nutcracker at dcs warner theatre now through dec. So, in the holiday spirit, here is our roundup of nutcracker performances in the dcarea. Astrid rieckenfor the washington post throughout this first act there were foreshadowings of the next.1182 445 209 1208 1234 957 1553 1668 348 1527 1263 639 159 641 1065 1047 1414 548 1027 638 125 1500 750 1178 462 463 549 110 1565 478 357 1612 1620 153 109 375 729 12 509 421 1480 1148 1204 1355 575 685 1460 1386 1325