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· Lula Washington Dance Theater - "7th Annual Kwanzaa
December 29 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State
University, Los Angeles
· Festival Ballet Theater and Southland Ballet Academy
December 6 to 7 at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State
Long Beach and December 19 to 21 at Huntington Beach High School,
American Ballet Theater - "Nutcracker"
December 17 to 21, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa
· State Street Ballet - "Hollywood
December 13 to 14, Lobero Theater, Santa
· Suzanne Farrell Ballet - "The Balanchine
December 2-7, Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theatre
· Washington Ballet - "Nutcracker"
December 12-28, Warner Theatre
· Kirov Ballet - "Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake"
December 23-28, and December 30-January 4, Kennedy Center, Opera
· New York City Ballet, "The Nutcracker"
(chor. George Balanchine)
Lincoln Center Nov. 28-Jan 4
· Von Krahl Theatre, “The Swan
Dance Theater Workshop Dec. 10-13
San Francisco Bay
· San Francisco Ballet
November 28 - December 28, War Memorial Opera House, SF
· Smuin Ballet -
"The Christmas Ballet"
December 28, Yerba BUena Center for the Arts, SF
· Mark Morris Dance Group - "The Hard
December 12 -21 , Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC
· Pennsylvania Ballet - "Nutcracker"
December 12-31, Academy of Music
· University of the Arts - "A Celebration of
December 12-13, Merriam Theater
· University of the Arts - "Winter
December 18-19, Merriam Theater
Adventures (Matthew Bourne) - "Nutcracker!"
2 December - 24 January, Sadler's Wells
Snowman" (chor. Robert North)
10 December - 11 January, Peacock Theatre
· Royal Ballet - "Cinderella" (chor.
23 December - 10 January, Royal Opera House
· English National Ballet - "The Nutcracker" (chor.
24 December – 11 January,
· "The Wind in the Willows (chor. William
17 December - 3 January, Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH
· Opéra de
Paris – "Ivan le Terrible" (chor. Igor
12 décembre 2003 – 7 janvier 2004, Opéra
· Opéra de
Paris – Soirée Balanchine/Robbins
Du 1er au 31 décembre 2003, Palais Garnier
· Opéra de Paris – SoiréeBalanchine/ Kelemenis/ Brown/
Du 17 décembre 2003 au 3 janvier 2004, Palais
· Opéra de
Paris – Démonstrations de l’école de
7 et 14 décembre 2003, Palais Garnier
Cunningham - "Fluid Canvas", "Creation 2003"
Du 10 au 23 décembre 2003, Théâtre de la
Lithuanian National Opera and
· "Red Giselle"
(chor. Boris Eifman)
· "The Rite of Spring"/"Carmina" Burana (chor. Xin
· "The Nutcracker" (chor. Marius Petipa/Andrej
December 7, 14, 21,23
· "Russian Hamlet" (chor. Boris
· "Swan Lake"
· Constanza Macras - "Scratch Neukölln"
December 12-14, 17-21, HAU 1: Hebbel-Theater
Toula Limnaios - "Better Days"
4-21 December, Die Halle (Eberwalder Str. 10-11)
· Rome Opera
Ballet - "Swan Lake" (Galina Samsova’s
December 19, 21,27, Teatro Costanzi
· Rome Opera
Ballet - "Girotondo Romano" (chor. Luciano
December 20, 21, 27, 28, 30, Teatro Nazionale
· Paul Taylor Dance Company
- Three Italian premieres by Paul Taylor
December 10-14, Teatro Olimpico
· La Scala
Ballet - "The Bat" (chor. Roland Petit)
December 17-31, Teatro degli Arcimboldi
Ballet - "The Nutcracker" (chor. Evgeny Poliakov)
December 19-30, Teatro Comunale
· Teatro San
Carlo Ballet - "The Nutcracker" (chor. Derek Deane)
December 16 - 30, Teatro Politeama
not your average
'Nutcracker Nation: How an Old World Ballet
Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World'
by Jennifer Fisher
Book Review by Jeff Kuo
How did "The Nutcracker" of Tschaikovsky and
Ivanov get to be so American? ... Fisher provides not only an
impressively wide overview of the manifold manifestations of the
holiday warhorse ... but also a serious attempt to account for
this familiar, recurring phenomenon.
Pacific Northwest Ballet - Twenty Years of
Glory: A Review of PNB's Stowell/Sendak
November 28, 2003 -- Seattle, Washington
Attending PNB's opening night performance
of their unique Kent Stowell/Maurice Sendak production of
"Nutcracker " was a thrill and, as I like to say, "Balm for my
eyes!" Although there was an afternoon matinee showing, the
official "Nutcracker" season around Puget Sound was declared
"open" with the evening performance. And as Mr. Stowell himself
said during intermission, "Thirty-six more opportunities left to
see other casts!"
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
by Kate Snedeker
November 17, 2003 -- Edinburgh Festival Hall, Edinburgh
The Trocks' New York roots were
apparent in Olga Supphozova's (Robert Carter) mugging,
big-biceped Odette, a swan who clearly would have been just as at
home in a Harlem street corner as by the enchanted lake.
· Alonzo King LINES 2004 Calendar
by Marty Sohl
The images are as dramatic and beautiful as the
· Nutcracker Nation: How an Old
World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New
by Jennifer Fisher
Whether you love or hate this old holiday warhorse you'll
find some valuable new or cynical insight about the holiday
ballet or about ballet in general.
· The Ballet Book: Learning and Appreciating the Secrets of Dance
by Nancy Ellison
A book about learning and appreciating ballet, with photos of
American Ballet Theatre in class, rehearsal, and
· New York City Ballet Workout
Elegant demonstrations from NYCB
dancers and the soothing voice of director Peter Martins guide
you through this excellent warmup DVD of exercises you can do in
your living room.
· New York City Ballet Workout, Vol. 2
followup to the bestselling dance workout DVD with Peter Martins
and dancers from New York City Ballet.
· Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet.”
A film by Nils Tavernier
beautifully filmed look at backstage life at the Paris Opera
Ballet, with interviews with stars and up-and- coming dancers as
well as footage of performances of the company rehearsing and
· Five Points: The Nineteenth-Century New York
City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became
the Worlds Most Notorious Slum
Dance isn't all tutus and
· Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles-Think of That
By Leo & Diane Dillon.
Here's another, a great little
story book even for kids who don't dance... yet
Dance: The Rhythms of Jazz
By Jenai Cutcher.
guide for young dancers to explore the music and movements of
these truly American art forms.
· ELEVEN Lush Photography Book of PNB Dancers Exploring
Principal Dancers with Pacific
Balanchine 100: The Centennial Celebration
A full-color poster inspired by the famous Henri
Cartier Bresson photograph of George Balanchine teaching Company
class, this is the signature image of NYCB's coming
· Balanchine: Celebrating a Life
This hardcover, coffee table book is the
perfect complement to the "Balanchine year" just ahead. Inside
are more than 200 color and black & white photographs by
dance photographer Costas of 50 ballets choreographed by George