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The Snow Queen (Sofia Allmon) and Snow King  (Clinton Bell) enchant audience members for Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballets production of The Nutcracker. Photo credit: John Domogma

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

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...

Jenna Large, center, dances in a previous Chico Community Ballet performance of The Nutcracker at Laxson Auditorium. Large returns for this years performances of the holiday classic Dec. 4-7. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

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

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...

This contemporary dance, Royals, was choreographed by Jarrah Myles and performed during Sundays preview of Keeping Dance Alive!Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Dance showcase keeps art alive

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...

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...

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