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 Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Sofia Allmon dazzles as a Spanish dancer in Chico Community Ballet's

Kristen Moran

December 6, 2014

Snow Queen, Soldier Doll, Flower and a solo as a Spanish dancer thrown in for good measure. These parts, usually portrayed by different people, will all be performed by Core Butte Charter School junior Sofia Allmon in this year's Chico Community Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," staged through Dec....

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

Dancers from a past production of Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballet's production of

Kristen Moran

November 30, 2014

[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...

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