Tutus & Tango

Tutus & Tango is made up of three short ballets, Quizás, The Golden Hour, and Raymonda Act III. 

Artistic Director David Palmer stages the best of Buenos Aries’ Nuevo Tango in Quizása stylish, sultry piece.

The Golden Hour is a Benjamin Rabe original, an moody exploration of music and emotion.

Rochester City Ballet will also showcase its range with a favorite from the classical repertoire with Raymonda Act IIIRaymonda tells the story of the young countess Raymonda, who waits for her fiancé while courted by an univited guest. After the fiancé returns from the Crusades, Act III celebrates their wedding. Raymonda Act III is one of the most iconic pure dance pieces of classical ballet, and a thrilling addition to RCB’s repertoire. 

September 28 – 30, at Nazareth Arts Center

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday favorite the whole family can enjoy! Allow yourself to be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as Rochester City Ballet performs to live music skillfully played by the RPO. This beloved tale of a Christmas Eve dream warms the heart and is the perfect start to the holiday season.

A second showing of The Nutcracker will take place a week later to taped music at Canandaigua Academy.

November 21, 23, 24, and 25, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with the RPO

December 1 & 2, at Canandaigua Academy Theatre (to taped music)

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Dangerous Liaisons

Petty jealousies become life or death battles in the epic romance that has inspired the film of the same name, Valmont, Cruel Intentions, and a Tony-award winning play. Artistic Director David Palmer brings new urgency and passion to this timeless story of palace intrigue.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons provides the soundtrack as the Marquise de Merteuil  seeks revenge against her ex-lover. She plots against his fiance, Cécile. The Marquise recruits Valmont to seduce Cécile. Each of the player’s other lovers complicate the plot until it all comes crashing down on Valmont. Come see Dangerous Liaisons, as a date night or fun event with friends, to learn how the twisted story ends and if Valmont and the Marquise find victory or punishment for their deceit.

This story focuses on adult themes and includes choreography suggesting sexual violence. RCB encourages parents to read about the story before deciding if this ballet is appropriate for their child.

March 22 – 24, at Nazareth Arts Center

Sleeping Beauty

Rochester City Ballet showcases its growth and artistry in this classic of the ballet repertoire. Princess Aurora stands next to the Swan as the epitome of a ballerina’s career. Children will love the familiar story-time characters of Puss-in-Boots and others while adults will thrill to the technical bravura, classic Tchaikovsky score, and romance.

May 11 Open Rehearsal Canandaigua Academy

Performances May 17 – 19, at Nazareth Arts Center

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