Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun series with its annual holiday presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2pm.
Created especially for families with children ages four to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Dance Theatre in Westchester's hour-long production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will help to enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. From "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" to "Waltz of the Snowflakes," Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's timeless score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun Series also includes Theatreworks USA productions of Seussical (Sunday, January 30, 2011at 2pm) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2pm), and American Family Theater's production of Beauty and the Beast (Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2pm).
About Dance Theatre in Westchester
Dance Theatre in Westchester is a professional company founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Rose Menes. With a repertoire that includes The Colonial Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, the company engages both professional dancers from around the world as well as talented students from throughout the tri-state area for its ballets. In addition to creating all of the staging and choreography for her company, Ms. Menes has also choreographed several operas including The Merry Widow, Faust, and Orfeo ed Eurydice at theaters ranging from the Williams Center for the Performing Arts in New Jersey to the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center's presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts was voted Brooklyn's Best Theater of Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon's 2009 ParentsConnect Parents' Picks Awards.