Ballet Idaho The Nutcracker Tickets

The Nutcracker has become a tradition re-imagined each year by various ballet companies. Every winter right before the holidays kick in, dance studios and companies all over the US bring together audiences to partake in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s sweeping melodies. Ballet Idaho The Nutcracker tickets for the 2018 run are in great demand especially since the company announced that’ll it’ll be the last performance before the unveiling of a brand new production in the 2019-20 season. Ballet Idaho has always taken pride in this holiday tradition and is looking forward to end the season with live music by the Boise Philharmonic.

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About Ballet Idaho

Operational since 1972, Ballet Idaho’s vision has always been to promote contemporary and classical ballet. Inspiring the audience to appreciate performing arts and encouraging the artists to recognize its greatness, the company strives to provide a beautiful, rousing and expressive ballet experience.

With time the company has increased its dancers and often indulges in extensive touring which has added to its popularity. Every year Ballet Idaho schedules a full season of live performances, stretched from November till May.

While the current production of The Nutcracker has been choreographed by Peter Anastos, the next season will feature Garrett Anderson as the new Artistic Director. Joining in summer, his appointment has launched Ballet Idaho into an energetic movement and direction.

Anderson comes with a lot of experience, having worked with various big companies like San Francisco Ballet, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance and Flanders Ballet in Belgium. His first season at the Ballet Idaho is brave – mixing classical ballet with contemporary. The company is all set to present “Cinderella” and a new production by the Australian choreographer Danielle Rowe.

The Nutcracker

It’s the perfect time to grab Ballet Idaho The Nutcracker tickets before the show takes a bow and unveiling of a new version takes place in the 2019-20 season.

The holiday tradition will be revitalized to present a fresher and younger take that lures youth to the show. At present, The Nutcracker will run performances from December 13 till 16, 2018. A Christmas treat not to be missed, it features dazzling costumes, colorful sets, incredible dancing and an imaginative story.

A traditional story no doubt, The Nutcracker is given a modern touch and its interpretation is kid-friendly so that families come to watch. Here are some interesting facts about the ballet.

  • The Nutcracker ballet is more than 100 years old and has rich Russian roots. In 1892, the first production was held by the Moscow Ballet at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre. The “father of Russian ballet”, Marius Petipa was behind the original choreography.
  • The original version of The Nutcracker story by E.T.A. Hoffman (The Nutcracker and The Mouse King), the leading lady’s name was Marie. When writer Alexandre Dumas adapted the story, he changed it to Clara. Eventually the naming contest was won by Clara and it has been the main protagonist’s name since.
  • The very first costumes of The Nutcracker were designed by Ivan Vscvolozhsky, who beautifully added the holiday-meets-sweets appeal to the show. He laid the foundation for gorgeous tutus and Sugar Plum Fairy that have become an important part of the ballet.

Get into the holiday spirit with Ballet Idaho’s The Nutcracker when it starts its run at the Morrison Center. A family, fun-filled colorful extravaganza, it will keep you thoroughly entertained.


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