Dances Patrelle announces Student Auditions for
The Yorkville Nutcracker
September 14 & 15, 2019
Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Abi Stafford will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and partnering her will be Ask La Cour.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 beginning at 2pm for ages 13 and up.*
(Registration starts at 1pm)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:30-1:30pm for 6-9 year olds.
(Registration starts at 11:30am)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2pm-3:30pm for 10-12 year olds.
(Registration starts at 1:15pm)
Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire.
* (Soloist Roles – Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe).
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. Download, Complete, Print and Bring the Registration Form to Audition, available athttps://www.dancespatrelle.org/.
Comprehensive rehearsal schedule will be available at audition. All students must be currently enrolled in a ballet school. Weekly rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 21st for older dancers, rehearsals for younger dancers will begin in October.
Dances Patrelle will present The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 12-15, 2019 at the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.
For questions, email [email protected].
This year marks the 24th 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 Ask la Cour of New York City Ballet will be the Cavalier.
Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebratingits 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