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Partnering in ‘The Nutcracker:’ leads on finding balance, cohesion

Partnering in ‘The Nutcracker:’ leads on finding balance, cohesion

Kristen Moran

November 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

[metaslider id=39219]Relying on someone to lift you higher, make your jumps more extreme and help present your dancing flawlessly and elegantly may seem like a tall order, but it's something the dancers of Chico Community Ballet do every day. Partner dancing is a major component of the company and Ch...

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

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

Kristen Moran

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

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 company to infect Chico with contagious contortions

Dance company to infect Chico with contagious contortions

Trevor Whitney

November 7, 2014


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Internationally-acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will chasse into Laxson Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The company, which has performed in Chico previously, has also performed in TV commercials, NFL games and the 2007 Academy Awards.One of the show's five pieces is a collaboration with renowned illusionists Penn &...

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Trevor Whitney

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If anything, MUMMENSCHANZ is captivating. The bizarre costumes, talented cast and hypnotic creativity of the mime theater troupe's short stories kept a Laxson Auditorium audience of all ages entertained and engaged Tuesday night. The show, presented by Chico Performances, was broken up into skits, in which...

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

Michael Quiring

October 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Jazz is still alive and kickin'. One of the genre's most renowned groups, The Hot Sardines, will take music from the '20s, '30s and '40s and add a contemporary twist for its show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Laxson Auditorium.Chico is one of the many stops on the New York-based group's first major tour across the ...

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Reviews, Video

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View the story "Chico World Music Festival wows audiences " on Storify]     Fe...

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Kristen Moran

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Previews, Video

Headlining Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival is Funkadesi, a fusion music group that has won multiple ensemble awards and received praise from President Barack Obama. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at Laxson Auditorium. Funkadesi combines the musical styles of reggae, funk, hip-hop and blues. The band also fe...

Wildcat Welcome kicks off semester with chilling, soulful performances

Wildcat Welcome kicks off semester with chilling, soulful performances

Jake Hutchison

August 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The swelling of violins and an intensifying drumbeat accompanied Run River North's Alex Hwang as he abandoned his acoustic guitar and sprung off of the stage to meet a crowd of enthusiastic spectators, his compelling voice leaving Chico State students in awe. Both new and returning students gathered Saturda...

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

A talking parrot, flying carpet and whimsical genie will enchant the stage of Laxson Auditorium in Storyteller, formerly Playhouse Youth Theatre and Chico Performances' production of "Aladdin Jr."The stage adaptation of the popular Disney film performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and features the talents of 62 ac...

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

David Kahn

March 8, 2014


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CHICO PERFORMANCES presents: Elvin Bishop with Guests James Cotton, Paul Thorn Rock, Blues & Barroom Boogie Saturday, March 15, 2014 Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m. Premium $38 | Adult $33 | Senior $31 | Student/Child $25 www.chicoperformances.com Chico Performances presents rock and blues icon Elvin Bishop, Grammy Award-w...

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb and the 1967 film by the same name,...

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