Conejo Civic Ballet Company's Nutcracker 2006 production was performed December 3, 2006 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The music for the ballet is of course by Peter Tchaikovsky and his timeless score was choreographed by Brett Weidlich for this performance. Brett brought a fresh look to the ballet and audience members who have attended our past performances will have noticed many different elements in the choreography.
As is usually the case for ballet and more so for CCBC, the choreography and staging change from year to year to reflect the progressing talents of our student dancers and new members to our company. Many people contributed to make this performance special. Besides our choreographer, Brett Weidlich, and the dancers of CCBC, special thanks goes to our artist director, Eva Pokorny, and Helena Pokorny, our talented Ballet Mistress/Stage Manager/Performer. The talented teaching staff of Ballet Arts was essential to ensuring that the dancers were well prepared for this performance. Lastly, thanks goes to Robin Twarowski, Executive Director of CCBC, who garnered resources and had a hand in every aspect of the production.
A list of the program credits is extensive and highlights the number of people that worked on props, costumes, staging and rehearsals, so essential to creating a performance that comes alive. A full list of credits can be found on the electronic copy of the Program for the show.
We have tried to capture some measure of the excitement of this performance in the Storybook slideshow page linked below, using photos from the 2006 performance. No amount of multi media material can take the place of actually experiencing a live performance such as this one, but for those who were in the audience Dec. 3rd, I hope the Storybook can remind you of that exciting performance. And for those that did not attend, we hope to give a small glimpse of this magical ballet and the dedicated and talented members of CCBC who create that magic.
The photo slide show consists of 800x600 pixel images approximately 80kB/image in size. The photos were taken for CCBC by Ann Mathias.
These video clips are encoded in Windows Media Player format (.wmv) and are 1-3 MBytes in size. To play the videos you will need a Windows Media Player. You can get the the Windows Media Player here. For those who prefer open source applications, a popular media player is Media Player Classic available at SourceForge.net.
Click the text button on the left to play a video. If you move your mouse pointer over the text button, the text will change to display the file size you will be downloading. All video clips are 320x240 pixels in size and are taken from the December 3, 2006 performance of CCBC's Nutcracker.
Act 1: Families walk to the Christmas Eve party.
Act 1: Children dance at the Christmas party.
Act 1: Clara dances with her new Nutcracker doll and it is broken by her brother.
Act 1: Drosselmeyer presents his mechanical Harlequin doll.
Act 1: Drosselmeyer presents his mechanical Ballerina doll.
Act 1: The girls dance with their dolls and are interrupted by rowdy boys.
Act 1: Late in the evening the Nutcracker soldier appears to defend Clara.
Act 1: The Mice battle the soldiers.
Act 1: After the Battle the Nutcracker becomes a handsome prince.
Act 1: Waltz of the Snowflakes.
Act 1: Waltz of the Snowflakes-Act1 finale.
Act 2: The Angels assemble to greet the Sugarplum Fairy.
Act 2: The Guardian Angels dance.
Act 2: The Sugar Plum Fairy Enters.
Act 2: The Sugar Plum Fairy's Dance.
Act 2: The Spanish Dance.
Act 2: The Arabian Dance.
Act 2: The Chinese Dance.
Act 2: The Russian Dance.
Act 2: The Mirliton Dance.
Act 2: Mother Ginger arrives with her candies.
Act 2: Sugar Plum Fairy dances with her Cavalier.
Act 2: Sugar Plum Fairy dances with her Cavalier - 2.
Act 2: The Waltz of the Flowers - 1.
Act 2: The Waltz of the Flowers - 2.
Act 2: The Waltz of the Flowers - 3.
Act 2: The Waltz of the Flowers - 4.
Act 2: The Dream Ends.