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November 23, 2006
Media City Ballet (MCB), Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, artistic director, will present a full-length classical storybook version of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite holiday ballet, The Nutcracker , choreographed and directed by Askar Kettebekov, featuring a large cast of professional dancers, accompanied for the first time by The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor James Domine, with The Taft High...
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November 9, 2006
Universal Ballet, under the general direction of Julia Moon and artistic direction of Oleg Vinogradov, returns to Los Angeles with four performances of its acclaimed production of "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Vasily Vainonen and staged by Oleg Vinogradov to the Tchaikovsky score. The set designs are by Simon Virsaladze and Simon Pastukh and the costumes designs are by Simon Virsaladze. "The Nutcracker" is a magical treat — a holiday favorite for the entire family. Universal Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is from the original Mariinsky Theater version created by Vasily Vainonen in St. Petersburg in 1934.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 24, 2009
The students who acted and danced in ?Visions of Sugarplums? this weekend in the Glendale High School auditorium performed a one-of-a-kind piece written by Tracy Vonder Haar. The ballet revolves around a series of dreams the main character, Jane, has one snowy night while asleep at her home in New York City. ?Visions of Sugarplums? takes place during World War II, and Jane?s father is off at war. As they are walking in the city on Christmas Eve, Jane spots a famous ballerina dancing ?
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
The “Nutcracker Ballet” is a beautiful holiday tradition that takes the audience into a world of a young girl’s dream. Media City Ballet’s “Clara’s Holiday Tea Party,” another holiday tradition held at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 23, will bring clarity to the dream ballet and share the story with an audience during a wonderful afternoon tea. Clara’s Tea Party is a way for an audience to share...
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 27, 2008
The “Nutcracker Ballet” is a holiday tradition and for many it is the first time they experience the ballet. It is with this in mind that the Media City Ballet’s founder and artist director Natasha Middleton casts and choreographs her production. “We are in a different day and age,” Middleton said. “Ballet needs to change [with the times].” Her company will perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 6-7 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre.
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By Sara Cardine | December 17, 2009
James Luna could dance the “Nutcracker Suite” in his sleep. That’s how it is for most seasoned professional ballet dancers, who can rack up as many as 30 performances of the beloved Tchaikovsky favorite in a single Christmas season. With decades of professional dancing on stages throughout the nation and in Canada, Luna estimates he’s done the Nutcracker at least 200 times in the course of his career. But this year, his performance as Uncle Drosselmeyer in a “Nut Crack’n Knight 2,” a hip hop-inspired twist on the beloved classic being presented Dec. 20 at the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada, will be like no other before it. That’s because, for a few brief moments, the La Crescenta resident will share the stage with 5-year-old Ginger Duncan.
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November 10, 2005
Clara, mischievous mice, toy soldiers, live toys and the Sugar Plum Fairy, all from Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, will host Clara's Holiday Tea Party on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Royal Crest Room at Pickwick Gardens, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, across the street from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Cost to attend is $35 per person and includes a fully catered lunch and entertainment. To make a reservation, call 972-9692.
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By Jane Napier Neely | December 22, 2005
The excitement of little ones can hardly be contained as the time draws nigh for Santa Claus's visit. Yes, I'm even running on high octane too -- after all, this is my favorite holiday. The other evening I could hardly believe my ears when I heard the clip-clop of a horse's hooves traveling down my street. I ran to the window and saw the Montrose Shopping Park's bright red trolley and its trusty steed passing by. The trolley was all lit up and it was quite magical as its passengers waved hello.
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December 14, 2006
Taking a fresh new look at the traditional holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, Le Studio Dance of Pasadena will present Clara's Dream at Sexson Auditorium of Pasadena City College. Clara's Dream is choreographed by former Bolshoi Theatre choreographer Alexei Badrak, who is now Artistic Director of Le Studio Dance. Badrak was assistant to the Bolshoi Theatre's Chief Ballet Master Yuri Grigorovich from 1987 to 1989. Since his move to the United States in 1993, Badrak founded the International Ballet Theater Institute, serving as producer, director, choreographer, ballet master, coach, instructor, academic and lecturer.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 24, 2009
The students who acted and danced in ?Visions of Sugarplums? this weekend in the Glendale High School auditorium performed a one-of-a-kind piece written by Tracy Vonder Haar. The ballet revolves around a series of dreams the main character, Jane, has one snowy night while asleep at her home in New York City. ?Visions of Sugarplums? takes place during World War II, and Jane?s father is off at war. As they are walking in the city on Christmas Eve, Jane spots a famous ballerina dancing ?
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By Sara Cardine | December 17, 2009
James Luna could dance the “Nutcracker Suite” in his sleep. That’s how it is for most seasoned professional ballet dancers, who can rack up as many as 30 performances of the beloved Tchaikovsky favorite in a single Christmas season. With decades of professional dancing on stages throughout the nation and in Canada, Luna estimates he’s done the Nutcracker at least 200 times in the course of his career. But this year, his performance as Uncle Drosselmeyer in a “Nut Crack’n Knight 2,” a hip hop-inspired twist on the beloved classic being presented Dec. 20 at the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada, will be like no other before it. That’s because, for a few brief moments, the La Crescenta resident will share the stage with 5-year-old Ginger Duncan.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 27, 2008
The “Nutcracker Ballet” is a holiday tradition and for many it is the first time they experience the ballet. It is with this in mind that the Media City Ballet’s founder and artist director Natasha Middleton casts and choreographs her production. “We are in a different day and age,” Middleton said. “Ballet needs to change [with the times].” Her company will perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 6-7 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
The “Nutcracker Ballet” is a beautiful holiday tradition that takes the audience into a world of a young girl’s dream. Media City Ballet’s “Clara’s Holiday Tea Party,” another holiday tradition held at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 23, will bring clarity to the dream ballet and share the story with an audience during a wonderful afternoon tea. Clara’s Tea Party is a way for an audience to share...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2006
Media City Ballet (MCB), Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, artistic director, will present a full-length classical storybook version of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite holiday ballet, The Nutcracker , choreographed and directed by Askar Kettebekov, featuring a large cast of professional dancers, accompanied for the first time by The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor James Domine, with The Taft High...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2006
Universal Ballet, under the general direction of Julia Moon and artistic direction of Oleg Vinogradov, returns to Los Angeles with four performances of its acclaimed production of "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Vasily Vainonen and staged by Oleg Vinogradov to the Tchaikovsky score. The set designs are by Simon Virsaladze and Simon Pastukh and the costumes designs are by Simon Virsaladze. "The Nutcracker" is a magical treat — a holiday favorite for the entire family. Universal Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is from the original Mariinsky Theater version created by Vasily Vainonen in St. Petersburg in 1934.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2005
Clara, mischievous mice, toy soldiers, live toys and the Sugar Plum Fairy, all from Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, will host Clara's Holiday Tea Party on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Royal Crest Room at Pickwick Gardens, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, across the street from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Cost to attend is $35 per person and includes a fully catered lunch and entertainment. To make a reservation, call 972-9692.
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