NOBA Presents TTHE NUTCRACKER SUITE This Holiday Season

This holiday season, New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and IBERIABANK present The Nutcracker Suite on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Tulane University's Dixon Hall. Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky's classic holiday adventure in a new, special one-hour production perfect for the entire family.

From an enchanting party, a dramatic battle and dancing dolls to a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, this magical tale is uniquely brought to life by 200 participants ages 6-70+ of NOBA's nationally award-winning 27-year partnership with NORD, along with students of NOBA's programs with Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Program (Orleans Parish) and Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Jefferson Parish).

Tickets for The Nutcracker Suite are $10 for children and $15 for adults and can be purchased online at www.nobadance.com, by phone at 504-522-0996 or in person at 935 Gravier St., Suite 800, New Orleans, LA 70112.


"This very special intergenerational production gives our community dance program participants, both youth and senior citizens, the opportunity to showcase their talents on stage together in a timeless classic that the whole family can enjoy," says New Orleans Ballet Association Executive Director Jenny Hamilton. "We extend our deepest gratitude to IBERIABANK and the Newcomb Dance Program, Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance, for making this holiday production possible."

Throughout the year, NOBA offers tuition-free dance, health and wellness programming to all ages at 13 neighborhood sites in three parishes. For The Nutcracker Suite, each participating community center or school where classes are taught is assigned a part (angels, mice, soldiers, etc.), and students learn choreography from their respective instructors during the fall. All students come together for the first time the day before the performance for rehearsals at Tulane University. This unique, intergenerational production features NOBA's Pre-Professional Program students in soloist roles such as Sugarplum and Snow Queen and Senior Dance Fitness Program participants in a special Grandparents dance in the opening scene. Students participate in all productions free of charge, and there is never a fee for costumes.

For more information about NOBA's community dance programs or upcoming performances, please visit www.nobadance.com or call
504-522-0996. Follow @nobadance on Facebook and Instagram.

NOBA | The New Orleans Ballet Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019 as the Central Gulf region's premier presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA's dynamic Main Stage season annually features a diverse array of world-class companies and artists. Each year NOBA provides concerts, classes, workshops and lectures to more than 30,000 area dance enthusiasts of all ages. In addition, NOBA's nationally recognized award-winning community development programs in partnership with multiple institutions in three parishes provide participants ages 3-80+ access to quality arts programs with over 5,000 tuition-free dance, health and wellness classes and activities annually at thirteen sites.

NOBA is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the NEA, a Federal agency; a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans (ACNO); and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered through ACNO.

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