A&A Ballet (A&A),
under the artistic direction of Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, holds open
children’s auditions for the second annual production of Alexei Kremnev's
“The Art Deco Nutcracker,” Sunday, August 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday,
September 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
dancers age four and up to audition for various roles, which will be
performed at Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre at 410 S. Michigan Avenue,
November 30 through December 2, 2018.
Auditions will be
held at 436 N. Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton, Ind., on August 12 and at the
American Rhythm Center in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, on September 8.
Audition attire is
as follows. Girls should wear a black camisole leotard, pink footed tights,
and pink canvas ballet and pointe shoes (age/level appropriate). Boys should
wear black footed tights, white tight fitted t-shirt, and black ballet
The audition will
include some basic dance movement and a combination to be performed in
character. No preparation of audition material is necessary. Dancers will be
notified via email within the week after the audition if they have been
cast. A production fee will be required for dancers performing “The Art Deco
Nutcracker” and varies depending on role. Rehearsals begin in September and
will take place primarily on Saturdays at the American Rhythm Center. A
pre-registration form may be downloaded at aacenterfordance.org
Set in 1920s
America, Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s
beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday
favorite. “The Art Deco Nutcracker” is Kremnev's eighth full-length ballet.
His work has been presented at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow,
Lincoln Center in New York, and the Opernhaus Zurich in Switzerland, among
other prestigious venues across the globe. Tickets for Kremnev's “The Art
Deco Nutcracker” go on sale at a later date to be announced.
A&A Ballet, based
in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue, is devoted to
training in strong, versatile dance technique, as well as the development of
personality, independence, and artistry. Led by internationally acclaimed
artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and
Joffrey Studio Company, Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, A&A offers a wide
variety of classes, professional performance opportunities, private
instruction, choreography, and training for dancers ranging from age three
to adult. To date, A&A students have secured 60 full scholarships and nine
apprentice and studio company positions with powerhouses including American
Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, Bolshoi
Ballet, Colorado Ballet, BalletMet and Sarasota Ballet. For more information
visit aacenterfordance.org or call (312)545-2142.