Russian American Kids Ballet’s Nutcracker Showcases New Choreography and Multicultural Focus
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Brighton Ballet Theater (BBT) and School of Russian American Ballet continue its Annual Holiday tradition with the announcement of The Nutcracker performances in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens from December 12th to 20th, 2009.
BBT celebrates the Holiday Season with eight special performances of The Nutcracker at a variety of concert venues throughout the New York City Metro area. BBT’s original production features new choreography by Edouard Kouchnarev set to the timeless story of Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky’s classic score with a cast of 80 dancers, performed by the advanced students of the School of Russian American Ballet and professional dancers of Brighton Ballet Company. Unlike other Nutcracker performances, the BBT’s version departs from the usual winter fairy tale by focusing on New York’s multicultural community.
Irina Roizin, President of BBT, says, “This production will portray the beautiful international diversity of New York with dances representing the countries of Spain, Nigeria, China, India, France and Russia. The ballet culminates in the Land of Freedom rather than the traditional Land of Sweets.”
BBT will kick off the season on Saturday, December 12, with a performance presented by Live Nation, Inc. at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury, NY.
Full Schedule of Performances: Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. Long Island Westbury Music Theatre Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590 Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. York Performing Arts Center, Jamaica, Queens 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451 Tuesday - Thursday, December 15, 16, and 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Lecture demonstrations for the Brooklyn's Public and Private Schools Kingsborough Community College Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. Performance for the General Audience: Tickets for this performance are sold out Kingsborough Community College Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 3 p.m. Colden Auditorium for the Performing Arts Kupferberg Center For The Arts Queens College 6530 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367-1597
To learn more about the BBT/School of Russian American Ballet and our upcoming events, please visit: http://www.brightonballet.org and BBT’s Nonprofit YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/brightonballet
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About BBT/School of Russian American Ballet
BBT is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance education for children and adults. It is a well-established cultural center that has been in existence for 23 years with more than 400 students attending each year. BBT’s curriculum includes classical ballet (Russian method), character dance, Latin and ballroom dance, folk dance, modern and popular dance. BBT provides all children with a unique opportunity to perform full-scale ballets, with costumes and scenery.
School of Russian American Ballet has been recognized as New York’s Premier institution for teaching classical ballet using the Russian Method based on the Vaganova Technique. BBT’s Russian American Kids Ballet received the Neighborhood Development Award by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its Theater of the Young Audience program in 2005.
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