Clara and The Nutcracker ~ December 10 & 11, 2014

Clara and The Nutcracker

Nutcracker14-small(1)The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2014. Enjoy a delightful evening of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens each night at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $17.00 for General Admission and $14.00 for Students, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.



Photo by Jenni Bond

Photo by Jenni Bond

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful abbreviated version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.

The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.

Holt Ballet Conservatory’s “short story” tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.

Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this evening to remember!


“Clara and the Nutcracker was absolutely beautiful, everything that a professional production should be.  The costumes, the set, the lighting, and of course, the exceptional choreography and dancing.”  ~ 2013 Patron


HBC logoHolt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 7 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.



Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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