Holt Ballet Conservatory and Miners Foundry present Holiday Favorite Clara and The Nutcracker Ballet in Historic Nevada City

Submitted by Jesse Locks

Nevada City, CA–This holiday season, children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by Holt Ballet Conservatory’s annual production of “Clara & the Nutcracker”, December 8, 9, and 10, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

This delightful evening of holiday cheer and tradition features a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful and elegant costumes, magical sets, and wonderful music of the holidays.

“Clara and The Nutcracker” is Yelena Holt’s retelling of the classic holiday story “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by the Royal Ballet’s Sir Peter Wright and the enchanting musical score of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Talented youngsters will make their stage debut, while pre-professionals and guest artists perform traditional roles that have been tests of merit for decades of dancers.

This year’s Cavalier will be performed by Christopher Selbie formerly of David Taylor Dance Theatre, Zikr, and the Dawson/Wallace Dance Project, of Denver, Colorado. Sugar Plum Fairy Clara2will be performed by Amy Frost Schultze formerly of Southern Ballet Theater of Florida. Herr Drosselmeyer will be performed by local professional Hilary Brown, formerly of LINES pre-professional ballet training program.

This unique production brings to life the complete classical repertoire from original productions of The Nutcracker, with re-imagined spectacle that has endeared Director Holt to dance audiences for over two decades.

Holt’s tale of The Nutcracker follows the title character of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical journey to a fantastical world of magical delights. Join us as Clara winds deep into the mysteries she uncovers, finding home a memory she must hold fast if she’s ever to return.

The historic atmosphere of the Foundry donning extravagant holiday decor, and Holt Ballet bring together the highest caliber of classically trained ballet dancers in California’s Sierra Nevada.

The evening will feature a no host bar and sweet refreshments available for purchase, as well as a blazing fire in the Stone Hall.

What people are saying about HBC:

“The images from last year’s production of Clara and the Nutcracker still live in my head. I can’t wait to see this fabulous show!”–Katherine Scourtes, Community Asian Theater of the Sierra Properties Designer

Know & Go

What: Holt Ballet Conservatory and Miners Foundry Cultural Center present Clara and The Nutcracker Ballet

When: December 8 and December 9, 2016 at 7 PM, Box Office opens at 6 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM and December 10 at 1:00 PM, Box Office opens at 12:00PM; doors open at 12:30PM

Where: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Tickets: Reserved seating tickets, Adults $22, Children $16, Tickets are available online at www.minersfoundry.org, by phone at (530) 265-5040 or in person at the Miners Foundry. Ticketing fees may apply.

More Information: www.minersfoundry.org or www.holtballet.com