The Orion

‘The Nutcracker’ tastefully brings classic to life in local show

The Snow Queen (Sofia Allmon) and Snow King  (Clinton Bell) enchant audience members for Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballet's production of

Trevor Whitney

December 7, 2014

[metaslider id=39219]Photographs by John DomogmaThe original Nutcracker ballet's debut in 1892 was an utter failure. In fact, Tchaikovsky never lived to see the piece succeed. But today, somehow it has transcended success and become tradition. Chico Community Ballet was the latest local production co...

Q&A: Dancer Jenna Large on ‘The Nutcracker’

Jenna Large, center, dances in a previous Chico Community Ballet performance of

Kristen Moran

November 28, 2014

Ballet dancer and Butte College student Jenna Large sat down with The Orion to share some of her favorite parts of "The Nutcracker," her thoughts about a career in dance and details about her most recent dance injury. Large can be seen as protagonist Clara alongside other dancers from Chico Community Ballet in t...

Dance showcase keeps art alive

This contemporary dance,

Ashiah Scharaga

February 24, 2014

Keeping Dance Alive! will not only have audience members cheering for talented local dancers and choreographers, but it might just inspire them to start dancing too. The performance, presented by Chico Performances and Friends of Chico Community Ballet, will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8 in Lax...

Dancers captivate audiences in Cinderella

Dancers captivate audiences in Cinderella

Jennifer Jacobs

December 16, 2013

[flagallery gid=15] Clock dwarfs, a fairy godmother and pirouetting dancers took the stage of Laxson Auditorium Thursday night as Chico Community Ballet presented the classic fairy tale Cinderella. This year’s production included Chico Community Ballet members and local dancers ages 6-60. With...

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