Catalyst

We move fearlessly forward with a contemporary, neoclassical and bracing program. This is an unrivaled opportunity to experience all that SacBallet can do. We will premiere the much anticipated work, Soar. Jennifer Archibald, Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet, was a Choreographic Fellow for Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab. Her work, Soar, pushes contemporary movement to its most beautiful limits. Sacramento Ballet’s own national choreographer in the making, Julia Feldman creates Hearts her first mainstage piece following Nutcracker 2021 for the company. And we gift a long-awaited return of George Balanchine’s classical masterwork, Allegro Brillante.

“It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes.” ~George Balanchine

Program includes:

 

Soar by Jennifer Archibald

New work by our own Julia Feldman

Passionate Pas de Deux

Alegro Brillante by George Balanchine

 

Please note:  Full Vaccination is required for all attendees at the Sofia. To read more about their Health & Safety Protocols, please visit the Sofia website at https://bstreettheatre.org/.

This is an Open Audition for all youth ages 6 to 17 years old that are interested in performing with the company of Sacramento Ballet through the Holiday Season. Learn more here. 

Designed in a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Eskaton Assisted Living, the dance-based movement class (taught virtually by Sacramento Ballet) will help improve and maintain balance, confidence, and overall health.

Click “more information” to visit Sacramento Ballet’s page and learn how to register.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SECOND SATURDAY EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

Second Saturday open rehearsal for “Homegrown” 3/14 with the Sacramento Ballet.

Our inaugural “Homegrown” presents world premieres by a trio of exciting artists. Jennifer Archibald, Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet, was a Choreographic Fellow for Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab. Sacramento Ballet alumnus Nicole Haskins graced the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Choreography XX and the New York Choreographic Institute. Finally, Sacramento Ballet artist Isaac Bates-Vinueza further develops “After All,” his offering from our 2019 Beer and Ballet.

We open our doors to a rehearsal of Val Caniparoli’s “Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (Everything but the Kitchen Sink).” The work will have its Sacramento premiere later this spring as part of Fast Forward at the Sofia Theater. This behind the scenes rehearsal will give insights into the staging process, led by Smuin Ballet artist Ben NeedhamWood.
Appropriate for patrons 8+.
FREE.

by Kendall Moffett and Jennifer Barraza

The wardrobe department of Sacramento Ballet opened its doors to the interns of CLARA for an inside scoop on the process of making costumes for the shows of the season. As you might imagine, designing costumes is stimulating, but is also exacting. However, Theresa Kimbrough and Zandra Manner, the costumers at Sacramento Ballet, expressed that the hard work they put towards their job is worth it – they find the work incredibly fulfilling. 

   

According to the design team, making costumes for The Nutcracker is a year-long process. Once the show ends for the season, preparation for the next one begins: Manner and Kimbrough go back to the drawing board to start creating and altering costumes. We learned that it takes around a week to create a tutu; you can only imagine the hours that go into the craft. With all of this work being done throughout the year, the big collection of costumes in the wardrobe room is rented out to other ballet companies or used by Sacramento Ballet dancers for Beer and Ballet, a showcase where company dancers perform personally choreographed pieces (coming February 2020). 

The costumers have a lot of freedom when it comes to design, there are no strict guidelines to follow. Aside from the priority to make sure that the dancers can perform with no trouble, most design inspirations come from each show’s unique music choices and era. Behind the scenes, the wardrobe department plays a bigger role than you might think, their efforts help the Sacramento Ballet’s productions run seamlessly.

For Beer and Ballet ticket information, visit Sacramento Ballet’s website by clicking here.

   

Watch our dancers unleash their creativity through their own works. Master choreographer Val Caniparoli continues as our guest mentor, offering curatorial and choreographic advice. Attendees receive a craft beer, glass of wine or soft drink. A choreographer Q&A follows each performance.

Our pre-performance chat with Artistic Director Amy Seiwert, To the Pointe, will begin one hour before each performance.

“Beer & Ballet: Sacramento Ballet’s Choreographic Workshop”
E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

Watch our dancers unleash their creativity through their own works. Master choreographer Val Caniparoli continues as our guest mentor, offering curatorial and choreographic advice. Attendees receive a craft beer, glass of wine or soft drink. A choreographer Q&A follows each performance.

Our pre-performance chat with Artistic Director Amy Seiwert, To the Pointe, will begin one hour before each performance.

“Beer & Ballet: Sacramento Ballet’s Choreographic Workshop”
E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts