JULIEDANCE’s The Nutcracker
As the holiday season approaches, we once again look forward to the music and magic of a timeless dance tradition presented with live music ~ Tchaikovsky’s most beloved ballet, The Nutcracker. Dancing confections, soldiers marching into battle and dastardly rodents combine in a dazzling display culminating in classic fashion with a beautiful princess finding her handsome prince. For the 16th consecutive season, the internationally acclaimed Donetsk ballet company Dance, totaling 195 lavishly costumed performers, present this favorite holiday tradition. Four performances are scheduled Dec 12 thru Dec 14 at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus NJ.
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH, CARE & TREATMENT
The performances are sponsored by JulieDance, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1997 by Patti and Darryl Vigon in memory of their beloved daughter, Julie, who succumbed to Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, at the age of 12. Julie was a promising young ballerina who distinguished herself as a student at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center and as a performer in the children’s repertoire of many New York City Ballet productions. JulieDance is dedicated to fostering participation in and appreciation for dance and music, and to supporting the research and treatment of childhood cancer. In sixteen years, JulieDance has raised $430,000 for pediatric cancer organizations. JulieDance is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
DONETSK BALLET, ADELPHI ORCHESTRA AND BALLET STUDENTS OF
MISS PATTI’S SCHOOL OF DANCE
Donetsk Ballet, the resident company of Donetsk, Ukraine, has been regarded as one of Eastern Europe’s’s foremost dance companies, rivaling the Bolshoi and Kirov. The touring group of the Company features 18-20 National and Honored Artists of Ukraine. Since 1993, the Donetsk Ballet, performing The Nutcracker with students of regional ballet schools throughout the Eastern United States, has delighted audiences with their masterful artistry.
The award-winning Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra offering symphony, chamber and educational concert programs in Northern NJ and New York metropolitan area. With its various performing collaborations, the orchestra’s mission is to create a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish.
Complementing the Donetsk Ballet and Adelphi orchestra are 175 highly trained ballet students of Miss Patti’s School of Dance, ranging in age from 6 through 18.
Performances are scheduled for Friday Dec. 12 @ 7:30pm, Saturday Dec.14 @ 7:00pm & two Sunday performances Dec.14 @ 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Performances are at Paramus Catholic High School, 425 Paramus Road. Tickets are $40, $45. For information or to purchase tickets call (201) 670-4422. MasterCard, Visa and Amex accepted. Group rates available.
News release September 2014