Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker Tickets
Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker will undoubtedly bring back many fond memories of the ballet company as LAB made its debut with the Nutcracker in 2006. Hence rising to the occasion with its highly acclaimed production, the company proved it was here to stay. LAB excels at producing classical and modern ballets which have gained national and international exposure. Over the years it has proved to be a beacon of light nudging the dancers in the right direction in order to achieve professional success. Thus, under the wing of some of the most competent choreographers, musicians, designers, composers and artists, LAB continues to deliver art its best. The Nutcracker won over the critics and the audiences when it first surfaced a few years ago. From its cutting-edge choreography to the timeless music, costumes to the lighting and set designs, The Nutcracker became an immediate favorite. To find out if the upcoming production succeeds in getting the attention again get your hands on Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker tickets.
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Los Angeles Ballet was formed in 2004 by Thordal Christensen, Colleen Neary and Julie Whittaker. At the time, the ballet company certainly came off as a breath of fresh air as it became known for its innovative productions having an out-of-the-box approach towards the sets, lighting, and costumes. Eventually changing the landscape of ballet. LAB has come up with eighteen productions to date, including thirteen world premiers. The performances are witnessed all through Los Angeles hitting seven venues on regular basis. These venues include Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Valley Performing Arts Center, Alex Theatre, and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Today LAB not only stands for an academy but a benchmark of quality. Lewis Segal from Los Angeles Times is of the opinion that LAB “was founded with the highest possible standards… is not only news, its inspiring” while also calling it an “admirable and creative company”.
In addition to the matchless aesthetics, the company also stands out because of its comprehensive repertoire. Giselle, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, NextWaveLA, Balanchine ‘see the music, hear the dance’, Director’s Choice, and An Evening of Balanchine are a few from its repertoire. To watch another piece of art make sure to attend Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker. The original Nutcracker is a two-act ballet with music by Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky. The choreography was done by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The content of the ballet has been taken from E.T.A Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The plot throws light on the battle between good (nutcracker) and evil (the Mouse King), as they fight for supremacy. The ballet makes for a perfect Christmas gift with Christmas trees, toys, and snowflakes in the backdrop. Seeing The Nutcracker has become a tradition as not a single holiday season goes by without watching this ballet.
Alastair Macauley from the New York Times rightly says “The Nutcracker is now a seasonal entertainment even in parts of America where snow seldom falls…the importance of this ballet to America has become a phenomenon”. The Nutcracker saw its premiere in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. And, since then it has been enjoying phenomenal success worldwide. Countless productions of this ballet have been witnessed over the years. Alexander Gorsky in 1919 showcased his rendition of the ballet eliminating Sugar Plum Fairy while making several other changes by giving his own perspective.
In 1927, another production was seen at Royal Opera House choreographed by Ede Brada. Another choreographer, Vasili Vainonen also came up with his version of The Nutcracker in 1934. His production in particular helped others to follow in his footsteps and bring forth some better productions in the future. Other than these, there have been many film and television productions of the ballet. Some of the films and TV shows that have taken the plot from The Nutcracker are; Fantasia, The Little Match Girl, The Spirit of Christmas, Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen, Princess Tutu, Cowboy Bebop, The Magic School Bus etc. Watch another display of sophistication and class by purchasing cheap Los Angeles Ballet The Nutcracker tickets.
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