THE NUTCRACKER Returns To The Capitol Theater This Sunday
Central Park Dance, Westchester's longest running dance center committed to cultivating the 21stcentury dancer, will return to The Capitol Theater with its production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker after its annual sold out performances since 2016. Featuring students of the school, professional guest artists, in addition to young dancers from surrounding Westchester and Connecticut communities, audiences will enjoy this timeless tale, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
In celebrating a legacy that has spanned across 36 years, Central Park Dance has made its mark on the Westchester dance community as a producer of original ballets that invite their expansive disciplines and levels to participate. Dancers of all ages will make up their ensemble of over 100 performers, spanning from the littlest mouse to the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy. Guest artists from Broadway's An American in Paris, Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballets with a Twist, The Metropolitan Opera and more will also join the cast to bring this iconic story to life on a stage that has been coined Westchester's Premiere Rock Palace.
"In 36 years, I have watched several generations of students dance through our doors," explains Maria Bai, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Central Park Dance Studio. "We have made it our mission to offer students a well-rounded dance education that includes not only time in the studio, but opportunities to interact with and perform for our community. We are overwhelmed by the support we have received around our production, and we are so lucky to be able to expand the opportunity to more students and more families each year."
Under the direction of Patricia Arenson, in collaboration with Artistic Director Maria Bai, The Nutcracker will feature a premiere pas de deux by award winning choreographer David Fernandez.
The Nutcracker performance will take place on December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Ticket are $45, $35 and $25 and available at http://bit.ly/CPDNutcracker
The Capitol Theater is located at 149 Westchester Avenue in Portchester and is accessible by the Metro North New Haven Line to Port Chester. There is limited street parking, and parking in all Capitol Theatre lots is permitted until 1 hour after the performance ends.