Winter Holiday Class Concert: BBT's Young Dancers Showcaseis a main stage feature performance designed especially for the students
of the School of Russian American Ballet to demonstrate their class work learned
during the Fall.
Performance will be held at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center,
Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tickets will go on sale from Sunday, October 2nd at
the office of Brighton Ballet. Ticket prices: VIP $50, VIP $40, $35, $30 $25,
$20. Children & Senior* $20 (Children's tickets: 12 and under; Senior Citizens
tickets: 65 and over)
* Tickets for Children & Seniors are available for advance purchase only at the
BBT | The School of Russian American Ballet office and not available for sale at
the door or online.
FOR TICKETS & MORE INFO PLEASE CALL: 718-769-9161
Images courtesy of Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc. Photo by Irina Alexander
Brighton Ballet Theater revives a holiday classic featuring lavish
costumes, splendid scenery, and a junior company of 60+ young dancers.
production with new choreography set to a timeless story with cast of
dancers. Performed by the students of the School of Russian American Ballet and
professional dancers of Brighton Ballet Theater.
The BBT's original version of The Nutcracker featuring Russian Method trained dancers,
exquisite costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score has been created especially
for family audiences. BBT's Russian American Kids Ballet received an award from
Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Best Ballet Shows for The Young Audience.
performance is a delightful introduction to ballet and the
tale of The Nutcracker. Resplendent in breathtaking costumes, dancers from
Brighton Ballet Theatre's professional and junior companies recreate that
magical night when a young orphan girl named Marie is astonished to see the
Nutcracker and other toys come to life, doing battle and dancing in her living
room. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
For more information, please contact us:
BBT/School of Russian American Ballet at Kingsborough
2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: T7, 2nd floor, Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: 718-769-9161; Fax: 866-812-7646
Fun Facts and Links About the Nutcracker Ballet
* The Nutcracker Ballet has been inspiring
audiences for over a century.
The Nutcracker (Russian: Щелкунчик, Shchelkunchik)
Op. 71, is a fairy tale-ballet in two acts, three scenes, by Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, composed in 1891–92. Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E. T. A. Hoffmann was set to music by
Tchaikovsky (staged by Marius Petipa and commissioned by the director of the
Imperial Theatres Ivan Vsevolozhsky in 1891). In Western countries, The
Nutcracker has become perhaps the most popular of all ballets, performed
primarily around Christmas time. The composer made a selection of eight of the
numbers from the ballet before the ballet's December 1892 premiere, forming The
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, intended for concert performance. The suite was first
performed, under the composer's direction, on 19 March 1892 at an assembly of
the St. Petersburg branch of the Musical Society. The Nutcracker was first
performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia on December 19, 1892.
* For many, going to the see the ballet, The
Nutcracker, is a holiday tradition.