Performances

Ballet Etudes: The Nutcracker

Performances will be held on: Saturday, December 9th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm, Sunday, December 10th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm and Saturday, December 16th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Westport Country Playhouse box office (203.227.4177) and online at www.westportplayhouse.org.

($45 for adults/$25 for children and students with a valid ID/$35 for seniors 65+)


Tao: Drum Heart

Tues., Feb. 13 | 7:30PM-9:30PM
Jorgensen Center of Performing Arts

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about the group’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. Time Out calls them “powerful, dynamic and unique,” and the Chicago Tribune says they are “extraordinarily talented…[with] incomparable muscular zeal” as they bring non-traditional flair to the rich heritage of Japanese drumming.

https://jorgensen.uconn.edu/Online/default.asp or call 860-486-4228


Giselle: Moscow Festival Ballet

Thurs, April 5 | 7:30pm-9:30pm
Jorgensen Center of Performing Arts

Founded in 1989 by legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies to perform one of the most famous and enduring of the romantic ballets. Over fifty leading dancers from across the Russias bring this tragic tale of innocence and doomed passion to life with ethereal choreography and a hauntingly beautiful score by Adolphe Adam.

https://jorgensen.uconn.edu/Online/default.asp or call 860-486-4228


Jessica Lang Dance

Wed, Apr 18 | 7:30pm-9:30pm

Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang transforms classical ballet language and rigor into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging, contemporary works. The New York City-based dance company, under the direction and vision of choreographer Jessica Lang, thrills audiences with repertoire ranging from minimal and simplistic to rich and dense with visual ideas, including remarkable sets and costumes.

“Lang, better than almost any modern-day choreographer, is a painter and an architect whose vision (and stellar design team) creates striking visual images on stage.”
– Chicago Tribune

https://jorgensen.uconn.edu/Online/default.asp or call 860-486-4228


CREC Arts Academy 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase to Highlight Accomplished Choreographer’s and New Talent

CRECThe annual show will also feature Connecticut Dances, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the history of dance.

The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA) is pleased to announce dance works by an impressive range of diverse, accomplished guest choreographers and promising new talents featured in the 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase this fall. Ryoko Kudo, who spent more than 10 years touring internationally with the Limón Dance Company, is staging the beautiful Limón Etude (choreography by Carla Maxwell), a celebration of the musicality, breath, emotions and use of space that are signature elements of Mexican-born choreographer José Limón’s repertory. The showcase will also feature works by Kate St. Amand, Co-Artistic Director and choreographer of Syren Modern Dance, as well as emerging artists Maiya Redding; and GHAA alumni Trezon Dancy, Joseph Heitman and Mytisha Leach. Experience choreography ranging from classical to contemporary in an exploration of our culture’s fun obsession with selfies, an expressive choreography of a young girl’s heartbreak, and a celebration of community. Highly skilled GHAA dance majors will perform the choreography, expressing everything from artistic melancholy to funky, rhythmic contemporary movement through music by Schubert and Chopin, as well as African and Hip Hop.

More at http://www.crecschools.org/theatre


Main Stage Mondays Continuing Through the Summer at AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant

acpSingers from Playhouse on Park entertain while you dine

Come to A.C. Peterson’s every Monday night from 6-8pm for dinner and a show! Enjoy dinner and/or ice cream while you listen to live performers from Playhouse on Park sing you your favorite show tunes, Disney songs, and standards.

There is no extra charge for the performance but you can tip the singers.  AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant is located at 240 Park Road, West Hartford. For more information, visit www.acpetersenfarms.com.