The Emelin Theatre comes together with renowned choreographer Carole Alexis to present the seasonal ballet favorite featuring the professional dance company Ballet des Amériques. Alexis’ Nutcracker Dream is a special one hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic ballet, inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev. Carole Alexis created Nutcracker Dream to bring families and friends together around what she believes is the essence of the story, namely the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of family and friends.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 @ 2PM & 5PM
SATURDAY, DEC 22, 2018 @ 3PM & 7PMPrice: $25/$20
The Emelin Theatre is thrilled to present this professional adaptation of the beloved ballet for the enjoyment of family audiences throughout Westchester. Looking to collaborate with Westchester-based artists, the Emelin sought out Carole Alexis and Ballet des Amériques, whose quality, cultural knowledge and artistic vision brings world-class art to its family and holiday season programming.
Fri, Sep 21: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat, Sep 22: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
The professional dancers of Ballet des Amériques will perform the featured roles of the ballet. Additional roles will be cast by auditions at the Emelin on Friday September 21 from 5-8pm and Saturday September 22 from 10am-1:30pm. Boys and girls aged 10-17, who have at least 3 years of ballet training, are invited to audition. Candidates should have intermediate to advanced ballet technique, clean lines and the ability to take corrections and directions quickly. To pre-register for the audition, please call (646) 753-0457 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Nutcracker Dream Audition” in the subject line.
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
French-American choreographer Carole Alexis has electrified audiences with her Ballet des Amériques dance company since its foundation in 2011 and has won numerous awards and proclamations for her contributions to the arts and the advancement of culture. A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Her company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Proclaimed Westchester’s Premier Dance Company by the County Executive, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Established in 2011, Ballet des Amériques is a company of classically trained dancers performing works of French-American director and choreographer Carole Alexis. Drawing on multifarious cultural traditions, these works transcend the established categories of classical, modern and contemporary dance in surprising and captivating ways. The company has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012.
“Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine
ARTIST WEBSITE: https://www.balletdesameriques.company
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