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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...

Sofia Allmon dazzles as a Spanish dancer in Chico Community Ballets The Nutcracker, staged until Dec. 7 in Laxson Auditorium. Photo credit: John Domogma

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

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...

Dancers from a past production of Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballets production of The Nutcracker partnering during a scene. This years show opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

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

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...

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