2020/2021 Performance Season

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2020 Fall Series

Variations On A Theme 

Saturday, Oct 24 (7:30 pm), Sunday, Oct 25 (1:00pm & 5:00pm)

The performance will be virtual through a live stream to our audience from NSB Studios, Reading MA

Northeast School of Ballet’s 2020 Fall Series is a public performance showcasing the pre-professional students of The Conservatory at NSB. The advanced dancers, ages 12-20, will demonstrate their versatility and passion presenting classical and contemporary repertoire, including variations from the classical ballet, Paquita Grand Pas Classique, coached by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and additional works by, Joseph Jefferies, and Jeremy Howes.

 

Paquita is the creation of French composer Édouard Deldevez and Paris Opéra Ballet Master Joseph Mazilier. It was first presented at the Salle Le Peletier by the Paris Opera Ballet in April 1846 and was retained in the repertory of the Opéra until 1851. In 1847, Paquita was staged for the first time in Russia for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa and Pierre-Frédéric Malavergne, being the first work ever staged by Petipa in Russia. Petipa's 1881 additions for Paquita survived long after the full-length ballet left the stage. Today these pieces, particularly Paquita Grand Pas Classique, are major cornerstones of the traditional classical ballet repertory and have been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.

We welcome you to share an evening of dance and support the next generation of artists at NYB’s 2020 Fall Series!

Land of the Sweets

Nutcracker Excerpts

Friday, Dec 11 (7:30 pm), Saturday, Dec 12 (7:30 pm) & Sunday, Dec 13 (1:00 pm & 5:00pm)

The performance will be virtual through a live stream to our audience from NSB Studios, Reading MA.

 

Northeast Youth Ballet’s "The Nutcracker" is the enchanting journey (Germany in 1835) of a young girl named Clara who embarks on an adventure through a winter wonderland to a palace of sugary sweets. The annual production generally features the talents of more than 150 dancers who auditioned from the Greater Boston area. Because of COVID19, NYB is unable to bring the large cast together and present the ballet to our supportive audience at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts. Wanting to keep the holiday tradition present for our community, the pre-professional students of The Conservatory at NSB will dance excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beautiful score for us all to enjoy..

 

We welcome you to experience the magic of The Nutcracker at our holiday performance of Land of The Sweets

Carnival of Animals

And Other New Works

Sunday, March 14 (2:00 pm & 5:00 pm)

Live-Streamed from NSB's Studio Theater

Join us for Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals with creative choreography by Joseph Jefferies and performed by the talented trainees from The Conservatory at Northeast School of Ballet, the official training school of NYB.

Composed in 1886, Carnival of the Animals was not performed publicly in Saint-Saëns’ lifetime. In fact, it was only written as a quick favor for a friend and it was only intended to be played at parties. But since then, with its funny and charming impressions of animals of all stripes, Carnival of the Animals has become one of the most popular works ever written for young audiences.

Carnival of the Animals, choreographed by Joseph Jefferies, along with other new works created by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Jeremy Ruth Howes, is a perfect way to welcome our spring season! 

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Annual Lecture-Demonstration

Celebrating 50 Years of Dance

Sunday, June 20, 2021 

Live-streamed from NSB's Studio Theater, Reading MA

NSB’s 2021 Annual Lecture Demonstration is structured to educate our students and audience on the training of a dancer from pre-ballet to pre-professional levels. Students show the importance of learning technique and terminology while combining musicality and artistry as they demonstrate basic ballet combinations at the barre that help them to execute their choreography given by NSB faculty, center stage.

 

We welcome you to watch the growth of our young artists and support the next generation of dancers at NSB’s 2021 Annual Lecture-Demonstration!