Act II begins as winged angels prepare the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets for the arrival of the Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom. She soon enters and, bearing her magic wand, sweetly dances with the little angels before summoning the other members of her kingdom to join her.
It's a celebration of things delicious! Sumptuous Spanish Hot Chocolate heat up in a spicy fandango...Arabian Coffee moves languidly through a Middle Eastern dance...Chinese Teas leap acrobatically around. Marzipan Shepherdesses remind Clara of winter decorations, with great fanfare, miniature Italian polichinelles who dart out and dance in pairs.
Next, a beautiful group of dancing flowers, a whirl of brilliant pink and magenta, make their entrance. Clara and the Prince taste sugar petals while the honey Dew Drop spins through the blooms in the Waltz of the Flowers.
Now comes the time when the Sugar Plum Fairy is escorted by her Cavalier to perform for her guests. They begin their classical pas de deux with soft adagio movements, and build to an exciting crescendo. Holding hands, Clara and the Prince are overwhelmed, hoping someday to dance as magically as that. Everyone joins in for a lively finale, a blaze of color and celebration.
As the time to leave draws near, the Prince and Sugar Plum fairy wave goodbye to the Nutcracker Prince and Clara who are flown to where the moon meets the sun.
Daybreak awaits, and Clara will soon wake.
Each season Ballet East hosts two full-school productions, one in December and one in June. Students enrolled in the Children’s and Pre-Professional Division are invited to participate in these performances.
The semi-annual productions provides an opportunity for family and friends to witness a fully costumed and produced student production. Students from Primary through Pre-Professional levels will perform selections choreographed to display classical ballet technique, contemporary and character work. The program will also feature a mixed repertoire of select works from the 2018/19 Ballet East Youth Ensemble. Guests are and prospective students are encouraged to attend for educational and entertainment purposes.
This Season, Ballet East will be participating in a community outreach program that will provide various organizations with discounted tickets. If you are a part organization interested in attending Ballet East's Annual Season-End Production please contact Ballet East at 561.683.0096 and mention group discounts.