Charlottesville Ballet

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet will play at various times through December 23 at Charlottesville Ballet. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Nutcracker

When young Clara’s beloved godfather brings her a peculiar Christmas gift, the simple act of holiday spirit inspires a midnight war on mice, and a journey to alternate realms. Charlottesville Ballet’s Nutcracker is magical and enthralling, as it follows Clara and her wooden friend—now a mysterious prince—deep into the Land of Snowflakes and Sweets to […]

The dreamy magic of romantic ballet melds with technical prowess in Charlottesville Ballet’s Evening of Romance. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Evening of Romance will keep you on your toes

The dreamy magic of romantic ballet melds with technical prowess in Charlottesville Ballet’s Evening of Romance. Performances include a tongue-in-cheek princess battle for the eye of Prince Charming, the dramatic pas de deux from Le Corsaire and an intriguing original work titled :dôgm: by Steven Melendez. Friday, February 9 and Saturday February, 10. $15-21, times vary. CB Studio Theatre, 1885 […]

Charlottesville Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a skillfully choreographed, engaging take on tradition for all ages. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Nutcracker

Charlottesville Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a skillfully choreographed, engaging take on tradition for all ages. The story begins when Clara receives a wooden nutcracker as a holiday gift, and it comes to life along with other toys that accompany her on a journey through an enchanted land filled with dancing dolls and evil mice, guided […]