Rochester City Ballet is more than just a dance company from New York, they are cultural treasures in the city of Rochester. So, if you are making the most of Hotel Deals Rochester, NY, prioritize a visit to see the most recent show, The Nutcracker, performed by the Rochester City Ballet.
You may be in the city for a Rochester Wedding, or perhaps you are visiting the city on business. But, booking your taxi to the wedding venue or making the most of meeting room rental in Rochester do not have to be the only things you book on your trip – the ballet should be following suit.
Who are they?
The Rochester City Ballet was established in 1987. Timothy M. Draper, the founding artistic director, launched a team of performers into Rochester’s cultural scene and the company has flourished since then. They perform a wide spectrum of classical and contemporary work.
The Nutcracker, a timeless ballet originally performed in 1892 to the famous score by Tchaikovsky, is being performed next by the Rochester City Ballet. It is taking place on December 7th at midday and at 4pm, as well as on December 8th at 4pm at Canadaigua Academy, about half an hour’s drive from Rochester.
Address: 435 East St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ticket prices? – $20-$45
Who are the dancers?
If you are interested in reading more about the dancers in the performance you intend to watch, you can head over to the website. Whether you are learning of Peter Base, who joined the company in 2015, or of Lydia Marbach, who dances in the Regional Dance America festivals annually, there is no doubting what a talented and experienced group of dancers will be putting on a show for you.
What happens afterwards?
You should not be mistaken into thinking that once the show is over, the fun stops. On the contrary, it has only just begun at that stage, especially for your young ones. After the 4pm show on both the 7th and 8th, NY Kitchen will be hosting Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy for the children to enjoy and the adults to have some tea, hot cocoa, or lemonade while the magical mingling takes place.
Address: 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
How can you get involved?
If you are passionate about ballet and, after watching these talented performers do their thing, you want to give back to the community, then The Lift Society is something you need to consider becoming a part of. The Lift Society is the collective name for the group of donors who want to see the long-term sustainment of the company.
Where can you find more information?
While there’s a long list of things to see and do in Rochester, an evening at the ballet is no doubt one of the best, especially this time of year.
For more information about the Rochester City Ballet, Click here!
But first…make sure you have your room booked at Rochester Riverside Hotel.