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 Post subject: The Yorkville Nutcracker
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:27 am 

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November 1, 2012

Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773,

Dances Patrelle presents
17th Annual Production of
The Yorkville Nutcracker
December 6-9, 2012

Dances Patrelle presents the 17th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker from Decem-ber 6 - 9, 2012 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lex-ington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday – Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at noon and 5pm. Tickets are $45 - $85 and will be available beginning November 5th at 212-772-4448 or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

The company presents the 17th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle’s unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York’s most be-loved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Lavish sets and costumes, en-chanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. In addition, Amaker Smith currently appearing in the hit TV show SMASH and Therese Wendler, who most recently danced Aurora in Sleeping Beauty with the Connecti-cut Ballet, will portray the Snow King and Queen.

“Dances Patrelle’s ‘Yorkville Nutcracker’ can celebrate its enduring appeal
and its unique gift to children.” – Eye on Dance

“A Christmas Card to New York.” – Haglund’s Heel

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company embarking on their 25th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York -- the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nut-cracker, and a spring repertory season, featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. dP will be reaching new audiences while through tours and festivals! Mr. Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Romeo and Juliet,Madame X, Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cul-tural resonance,” Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri,commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masquefor dP's 20th Anniversary celebration. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers. For over 20 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance.

“In Francis Patrelle’s ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul.”
– Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina

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