Welcome to the winter edition of Our Pointe, your window into the world of ballet. In this issue we get ready for The Nutcracker with a look at this year’s Cavaliers, which includes the dancer who played the role of Charlie in Columbia Picture’s feature film, Center Stage. We will also take a look at how a dancer prepares for the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and get the inside scoop on what The Nutcracker means to a dancer.
The role of the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier is always reserved for the best male dancers in ballet companies across the world. California Ballet’s 2014 production features Sascha Radetsky, better known as Charlie in the Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage.
It’s the holiday season and you know what that means . . . it’s time for The Nutcracker! Get into the spirit with California Ballet Company at the Civic Theatre.
The Nutcracker means different things to different people: tradition, family, Christmas, children. To a dancer, The Nutcracker means so much more. Take a moment with dancer Amanda Daly to see the ballet through her eyes.
Everyone loves the antics of Mother Ginger and her Bon Bons. Her lovely variation has launched many dancers’ stage careers, and have been a part of our The Nutcracker since the very beginning. We recently took the time to chat with Mother Ginger and get the answers to some long pondered questions.
California Ballet Regisseur and former Prima Ballerina Denise Dabrowski recently took a break from rehearsing the dancers to tell us what goes into developing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. She also shared with us her personal Nutcracker story.
Enjoy this list of ten things you probably never knew about California Ballet’s The Nutcracker . . . and if you did know them, give yourself a pat on the back for being a true balletomane!
California Ballet Company is proud to present its newest soloist, Jeremy Zapanta. Take a moment to get to know this amazing young dancer who you may have already seen as the Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty or in the Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle.
California Ballet Company started its 47th season with an artistic and critical success: Giselle at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Continue reading for the review.
California Ballet Company pays tribute to two great artists: Ivan Nagy and Geoffrey Holder.
Join us in thanking the wonderful people, companies, and organizations whose generous support make great art in San Diego a reality. These names reflect donors and/or renewals as of November 28, 2014. All contributions after that date will be listed in the next newsletter.