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Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker, September 17

by Michelle Tabnick
July 19, 2017
Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10128
Dances Patrelle
Announces Student Auditions for
The Yorkville Nutcracker

Dances Patrelle announces student auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from noon to 3pm for ages 13 and up.*
Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am for 6-9 year olds.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:30am to 2pm for 10-13 year olds.

Parents of children ages 6 - 12 must attend a parent information briefing, which will be held during the first half hour of each audition. Production Fee: $275. Limited scholarships are available. Preregistration is available by downloading the form at http://www.dancespatrelle.org/nutcracker-audition-information. The comprehensive schedule will be available at audition. All students must be currently enrolled in a ballet school. Weekly rehearsals begin September 30, 2017. Younger dancers start later. For more details, visit www.dancespatrelle.org/nutcracker-audition-information or email nutcracker@dancespatrelle.org.
Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire.
* (Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe).
Dances Patrelle will present The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 7-10, 2017 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm.
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford of New York City Ballet will be the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Maximillien Baud and Therese Wendler will perform the Snow Pas de Deux.
Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating its 26th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York - the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle's body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X,Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue.  Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with "a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance," Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.
 "In Francis Patrelle's ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul." - Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina
For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org
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