Oct 18, 2012 urban nutcracker takes place on atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s and opens the weekend before thanksgiving. Ballethnic dance companys imaginative adaptation of tchaikovskys holiday classic gives it a soulful, urban vibe. Atlanta ballets nutcracker, which kicked off its 53rd season with a red carpet premiere. Urban nutcracker mommypoppins things to do with kids. This year marks ballethnics 21st anniversary of urban nutcracker, which will run from. The urban nutcracker was built upon themes of inclusion, community and celebrating diversity.
Ballethnic dance company presents the first nutcracker of the season with urban nutcracker a whimiscal journey down sweet auburn avenue to the land of sweets. View samantha eubanks profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Urban nutcracker celebrates the diversity of the season. Enjoy the soulful celebration, the majestic journey, the whimsical and. Chinese dance or urban nutcracker performed by ballethnic youth ensemble members at the georgia international convention center. As an apprentice at ballethnic dance company, she performed the role of brown sugar in urban nutcracker at just sixteen years old. Porter sanford iii performing arts center 3181 rainbow drive decatur, ga 30034. But the moment the curtain rose on boston dance guru tony williamss th season of the urban nutcracker, i got it. Currently, latoya princess jackson is a graduate student at harvard university, where she studies dance in the harvard dance program under the direction of jill johnson. The cast includes over 100 kids from local dance schools, plus big names like boston tap company founder sean fielder, former abt soloist carlos molina.
The scene wasnt some snowy, woodsy setting that could just as easily have. A true boston story, local dance legend tony williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a boston innercity story. Urban nutcracker features a multicultural cast of aspiring and professional artists, including students from the ballethnic youth ensemble and. The leopards tale 2008 the ballethnic dance company is a professional ballet company founded in 1990 by nena gilreath and waverly t. Step back in time at urban nutcracker as the smooth chocolatier sweeps brown sugar off to a magical land filled with leaping reggae rag dolls and the spinning black russian. The urban nutcracker 2007 ballethnic dance company. Nothing gets you more in the holiday spirit than the classic tchaikovsky music that accompanies the nutcracker ballet.
She has danced in several ballet productions including ballethnic dance companys urban nutcracker, jazzy sleeping beauty, flyin west, and the leopard tale. To the urban nutcracker, access is never a buzzword, it is serious business. The first version of the christmas classic to be performed in atlanta this season was ballethnic dance companys urban nutcracker, at the ferst center for the arts from thursday through sunday billed as showcasing the rich history of atlantas own africanamerican community, urban nutcracker is set in the sweet auburn district in. The 2012 edition of the nutcracker features taylor ebert and sophie parrent in the prized role of clara. Ballethnic dance company urban nutcracker 2015 youtube. Nov 27, 2012 annual urban nutcracker opens next week a 2011 dance teacher awardwinner, tony williams has been staging the urban nutcracker in his hometown of boston for 12 years. Howard is the recipient of the ballethnic academy of dance 2017 service award, 2012 legacy award, 2012 fulton county focus award, 2008 pinnacle leadership award, 2007 winterfest volunteer angel award, and 2006 w. Dustin todd rennells and gino di marco of the tony williams dance center talk about this years production of urban nutcracker, running december 1528 at john hancock hall in the back bay.
In march 2009, she was featured as the first ever quick gem in ballethnics premiere of jazzy sleeping beauty. Urban nutcracker is not your typical take on the ballet classic. Urban nutcracker is a creative and exciting twist on tchaikovskys nutcracker ballet with a diverse, professional cast. Urban nutcracker 2019 saturday evening event in marti. Elevate 2014 dance by ballethnic dance company dancer dancer with ballethnic youth ensemble. Samantha eubanks floor captain cobb energy performing. But before you go see the atlanta ballets classic version, you may want to check out ballethnics urban nutcracker at georgia techs ferst center. Im not sure where the orpeheum comes into play, but i dont believe any performance of the nutcracker is taking place there, and, no, as far as i know john hancock has no part of the orpheum. The company is a classically trained, culturally diverse performing company, while the academy provides professional training for children and adults. Ballethnic dance company urban nutcracker 2017 youtube. Ballethnic dance company presents the first nutcracker of the season with urban nutcracker a. Ballethnic presents its colorful urban nutcracker atlanta. The ballethnic dance company brings this seminal ballet up to date in urban nutcracker. Increasing artistic opportunities and outlets for the community, ballethnic \balethnik\ dance company, inc.
Nov 01, 2017 urban nutcracker features a multicultural cast of aspiring and professional artists, including students from the ballethnic youth ensemble and senior citizens from the h. Urban nutcracker, the leopard tale, flyin west the ballet based off of the pearl cleage play, epiphany. Ballethnics urban nutcracker returns to its morehouse. The organization is comprised of two components, ballethnic dance company and ballethnic academy of dance. The urban nutcracker is a cornucopia of dance styles. Oct 30, 2005 ballethnic dance companys holiday classic urban nutcracker will be performed nov.
Ballethnic academy of dance is the official school of nationally and internationally acclaimed ballethnic dance company, inc. Jun 01, 20 ballethnic dance company is raising funds for spicing up sweet auburn avenue. Dec 05, 2018 urban nutcracker takes place on atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s and opens the weekend before thanksgiving. Ballethnic dance company urban nutcracker november 1720, 2016 at epicenter.
Latoya electrkprincess jackson latoyas bi stage 32. Urban nutcracker delivers classic ballet, urban tap, hip hop, swing, flamenco, step, jazz, and a few other surprises that will have your family at the edge of their seats. Ballethnic urban nutcracker performance at morehouse. The set and costumes are so vibrant and fun, i could almost feel energy emanating from them. Annual urban nutcracker opens next week dance teacher. A 2011 dance teacher awardwinner, tony williams has been staging the urban nutcracker in his hometown of boston for 12 years. The popular production features everything from classical ballet to flamenco to swing dancing. Ballethnic dance company is raising funds for spicing up sweet auburn avenue. Cowritten, directed, and coproduced by andrei konchalovsky, the film stars elle fanning, nathan lane, and john turturro with charles rowe and shirley henderson as. As ballethnic dance company celebrates twentytwo years in the atlanta arts community, it returns for its 20th annual presentation of the highly acclaimed urban nutcracker. The nutcracker in 3d released on dvd as the nutcracker. Props manager for urban nutcracker ballethnic dance company.
Urban nutcracker 2012 2014 dance by ballethnic dance company dancer dancer and creator of visual media content. Urban nutcracker is hiphop holiday fun the boston globe. Tyson company member began dancing at the age of five at the ballethnic academy of dance under the direction of nena and waverly lucas. Published on oct 18, 2012 the first nutcracker of the season. Since 2008, colorado springs most entertaining nutcracker. The untold story is a 2010 britishhungarian 3d christmas musical fantasy film adapted from the ballet the nutcracker. Urban nutcracker takes place in atlanta, georgia, in the 1940s. The ballethnic dance company brings this seminal ballet up to date in urban nutcracker this twist includes the same story, but with relatable characters playing a few streets over from the campus of georgia tech in the heart of sweet auburn.
The urban nutcracker is taking place at the john hancock hall on berkeley street. Ballethnic dance company renews its holiday tradition with this highstepping version of the famous ballet. Urban nutcracker big mama shares the story of the journey down atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s. Flyin west 2014 dance by ballethnic dance company musical dancer dancer and creator of visual media content. She was an apprentice at ballethnic dance company for two years, performing such roles as brown sugar also known as the sugar plum fairy in the urban nutcracker at just 16 years old and other various company roles. For 15 years, tony williams has been transforming e. Linkedin is the worlds largest business network, helping professionals like gwendolyn ross davis discover inside connections to.
Ballethnic, an atlantabased african american dance company, takes a spin on the traditional nutcracker by transporting the story to a family of a culture different from the european one often depicted. Ballethnic dance company will present its celebrated urban nutcracker december 810 and, in so doing, make an historic return to the martin luther king mlk international chapel at morehouse. Georgia metropolitan dance theatres formerly ruth mitchell dance theatre the nutcracker, featuring new choreography and costumes, is nov. This soulful celebration takes place on atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s. Ballethnics urban nutcracker captures heart of the.
Urban nutcracker is a classic holiday treat with an inner city twist. Cowritten, directed, and coproduced by andrei konchalovsky, the film stars elle fanning, nathan lane, and john turturro with charles rowe and shirley henderson as the nutcracker. The nutcracker mariinsky ballet 2012 rotten tomatoes. Hula hoops, bouncy exercise balls, jump ropes, a scooter. Ballethnic dance company urban nutcracker november 1922, 2015 at epicenter.
Ballethnics urban nutcracker and season productions. The nutcracker 2012 academy of russian classical ballet. Swovelin is a special guest for the years performance of the nutcracker, a freelance performer and choreographer who has. The first version of the christmas classic to be performed in atlanta this season was ballethnic dance company s urban nutcracker, at the ferst center for the arts from thursday through sunday. Atlanta ballets nutty nutcracker and nutcracker 2012. Sick of everyone thinking he is a pussy, the nutcracker decides to set the record straight with a gangsta rap video. Urban nutcracker, boch center shubert theatre dec 1928, 2019. Tyson was selected to the governors honors program in the summer of 2005 as a dance major. Dec 10, 2017 this soulful celebration takes place on atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s. Mar 22, 20 ballethnic academy of dance is the official school of nationally and internationally acclaimed ballethnic dance company, inc. Ballethnic dance company 2016 urban nutcracker youtube. Urban nutcracker at georgia tech ferst center by dr.
Nov 02, 2012 as ballethnic dance company celebrates twentytwo years in the atlanta arts community, it returns for its 20th annual presentation of the highly acclaimed urban nutcracker. Ballethnic dance companys urban nutcracker opens nov 17. Nov 20, 2015 cofounders of ballethnic dance company reflect on 25 years of african american fueled ballet as they prepare for the urban nutcracker. View gwendolyn ross davis professional profile on linkedin. The ballethnic academy of dance is a nine month program with an additional four weeks arts transitional camp and four week dance diversity summer camp staffed by current professionals in the field. The nutcracker ballet returns to fathom theatres nationwide. Set on atlantas sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s, its populated by brown sugar and her chocolatier, the reggae ragdolls, the black russian, and mother spice and her tumbling spice drops, among. The russian imperial mariinsky theatre was the original home to tchaikovskys the nutcracker in 1892, when it made its worldwide debut.
To drive this, we make our programs and shows as accessible as possible. Ballethnic dance companys holiday classic urban nutcracker will be performed nov. In its 15th year the urban nutcracker enjoyed a makeover with new sets and costumes costumes made in boston. Nov 19, 2012 the snow scene from ballethnics urban nutcracker. Hannahleah oeding and lucia rogers play the sugar plum fairy, with david ingram and preston swovelin as the cavalier. Cofounders of ballethnic dance company reflect on 25 years of african american fueled ballet as they prepare for the urban nutcracker. Wilson trivino november 16, 2012 0 comments nothing gets you more in the holiday spirit than the classic tchaikovsky music that accompanies the nutcracker ballet. This fresh take remixes the classical ballet with a fusion of modern, jazz and tap for a fun new experience that captures all the. Lucas has created more than 30 ballets, including four fulllength ballets. Ballethnic dance company presents urban nutcracker youtube.
Gwendolyn ross davis greater atlanta area professional. Anatomy of a ballet goes behindthescenes of anthony williams daring adaptation of the holiday classic, in which a diverse group of dancers a roughedged tap star, a black cavalier and a latina teen put their twist on traditional nutcracker roles. Buy urban nutcracker tickets from the official site. Urban nutcracker takes place on atlantas own sweet auburn avenue in the 1940s and opens the weekend before thanksgiving.357 114 917 571 73 1242 705 859 283 1551 1277 1092 733 570 597 186 76 1322 594 1197 495 460 298 634 142 41 912 1052 805 1422 1318 16 1453 321 6 1270 1449 336 257 4 776 446 1277 196 889 224 827