The Ulster Ballet Company’s Holiday Tradition: “A Christmas Carol”
With Thanksgiving now in the past, the curtain has officially risen on The Nutcracker season (be sure to look for a Nutcracker near you in the Hudson Dance event calendar!). While a staple and important production for many ballet companies at this time of year, it is nice to have a little variety.
It is a treat to have the Ulster Ballet Company opening its 19th A Christmas Carol at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on Thursday. The annual production of A Christmas Carol is an interpretation in ballet of the well-known Charles Dickens’ novel, telling the heartwarming and emotional tale of redemption through the use of voice-over narration, mime, dance, and the music of Vaughan Williams including “A London Symphony” (No.2), English Folk Song Suite, and the Fantasia on a Theme of Greensleeves.
A spectacular family holiday event, the production features the choreography of former New York City Ballet dancer-turned-choreographer Sara Miot with a cast of 60+ dancers, actors, and stage professionals from the Hudson Valley. Lighting design is by Zack Jacobs and the scenic backdrops have been designed and executed by local artist Leslie Bender.
Rest assured we are to be blessed with a delightful feast for the eyes and ears, so go and enjoy! And in the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”
photos by Roger McKnight
The ballet company also has a special performance of its Charles Dickens’ holiday classic at UPAC on Thursday at 10:00 AM for students and senior citizens. For information on this performance, you’ll want to contact Michele Szynal by calling 845-283-3809.
Other Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 5th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Friday, December 6th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6th 2013 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 6:30 pm