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Miners Foundry Cultural Center Awarded California Arts Council Grant

Scene3-pic-DawsonWallace-featThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $9,240 grant by the California Arts Council (CAC), which will be used to support the production of the first-ever festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County. With the CAC Local Impact grant funds, and the support of the community, the Miners Foundry will bring two professional dance companies; the exciting contemporary San Francisco ballet company, Dawson Dance SF, and the internationally renowned Afro-Cuban dancer, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, for a week-long residency in Nevada City, November 14 – 19, 2015.

“The mission of the Miners Foundry is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities in our community,” stated Gretchen Bond, Miners Foundry Executive Director. “With the support of the community, we have been working for a number of years to enhance the Osborn/Woods Hall to better support a diverse selection of performing arts programs,” she continued. “With the completion of the installation of the professional dance floor in the winter of 2013, we are now able to welcome professional dance companies to perform, and to develop ongoing professional dance residency programs to our community. We are very grateful for the award of the CAC grant funds which will enable us launch this new long-term program.”

urban1The California Arts Council Local impact grants are awarded to smaller arts organizations for the purpose of providing project support and fostering equity, access and opportunity to arts programs in smaller communities. “Although our area hosts a range of professional- level arts experiences, never in the history of Western Nevada County has there been a dance festival” stated Karen Attix, Miners Foundry dance consultant and choreographer. “This is not for lack of interest,” she continued. “We have a large community of dancers, dance educators, choreographers and dance students here, including six dance studios, two high school dance programs, all pursuing a wide range of dance forms”.

Dawson Dance SF has steadily delivered risk-taking, muscularly elegant performances since its establishment. It breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet, and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision. Kimberly Miguel Mullen is an acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist. The Los Angles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora. She has performed in the USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Hong Kong.

OWHallKatAlvesAll dance activities will take place at the Miners Foundry and at the dance studio at Nevada Union High School.   The Foundry will also be partnering with local dance studios; Holt Ballet Conservatory, KSK Dance Collective and the Nevada Union Theatrical Dance Department, in the promotion of the festival, and support of the week-long events including the Opening Night Gala Reception.

Event Activities include the following:

  • A Gala Reception at the Miners Foundry on November 17th
  • Two dance master-classes (November 14 & November 18)
  • Three technical and dress rehearsals (November 15, 16 & 19)
  • Two professional dance performances by the visiting companies (November 17 & 19)

For further information about this event, please visit our website: www.theminersfoundry.org

 

 

Events

Clara and the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2015. 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 $20.00 for Reserved Seating and $16.00 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.

 

"Clara and the Nutcracker"

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!

 

HBC logo

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 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.

 

Clara and the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2015. 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 $20.00 for Reserved Seating and $16.00 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.

 

"Clara and the Nutcracker"

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!

 

HBC logo

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 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.

 

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 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.

Clara & the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 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.

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 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.

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 6, 7, and 8, 2018. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 6 & 7) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 8) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

 

 

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

 

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

 

The Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances are SOLD OUT.

Limited Tickets still available for the Thursday evening performance.

Click HERE for more information.

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 6, 7, and 8, 2018. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 6 & 7) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 8) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

 

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

 

The Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances are SOLD OUT.

Limited Tickets still available for the Thursday evening performance.

Click HERE for more information.

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 6, 7, and 8, 2018. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee 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 performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 6 & 7) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 8) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful 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 production 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 performance to remember!

 

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.