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Kirkland's International Ballet Theatre to present The Nutcracker

The International Ballet presents The Nutcracker Dec. 14-23 in Bellevue. - Contributed
The International Ballet presents The Nutcracker Dec. 14-23 in Bellevue.
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Ring in the holiday season with The Nutcracker. The International Ballet Theatre’s classical production features brilliant costumes and sets from the Ukraine and principal dancers from Russia.

Passed down through generations for more than a century, The Nutcracker ballet preserves the classical artistry first created by Tchaikovsky and Petipa in St. Petersburg in 1892. IBT performs The Nutcracker ballet in its traditional Russian style with extraordinarily beautiful costumes and tremendous pageantry, including exotic Arabian dancers, a fierce battle scene with lifelike cavalry, soldiers and mice, elegant corps de ballet snowflakes, and of course the beautiful ballerina, Clara, and her handsome prince.

Performances run from Dec. 14-23 at the Meydenbauer Theater, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue.

For more information, visit www.ibtbellevue.org or call 425-284-0444.

 

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