Continental Ballet Company:
Sunday, December 16 - 3:00 PM
Children 5 & under Free
Doors Open 1 Hour Before Showtime
About Continental Ballet Company:
Join us this holiday season for the timeless tale of Clara’s fantastic voyage to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy with her magical godfather Drosselmeyer. With choreography by Riet Velthuisen and Tchaikovsky’s classic music, Continental Ballet Company’s Nutcracker Ballet has delighted audiences of all ages throughout Minnesota.
This production of the Nutcracker is a full-scale classical production and it is appropriate for children and adults alike. The narrative varies slightly from the original story in that there is no battle scene. Founder/Director Riet Velthuisen says, “There is enough violence in the world today. I don’t want it to be part of the ballet.” This production tells the same story but with a friendly encounter with rats instead of a fight. Riet Velthuisen’s choreography is precise and inspiring, reflecting her European heritage.
For our performance in Worthington, Continental Ballet Company is working with Kay Prunty Williams’ The Dance Academy giving local dance students the opportunity to participate in this production. Ms. Williams’ students will perform in the rat scene for the Nutcracker Ballet. “We are so happy to be working with Kay and her students” says Founder/Director Riet Velthuisen.
For more information visit www.continentalballet.com