The Leticia Jarvis Art Films Series

Three dance performances from the Paris Opera Ballet:

Le Défilé du Ballet
Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs, Corps de Ballet and the students of the Dance School

Music by Carl Czerny
Adaptation and orchestration by Knudåge Riisager
Choreography by Harald Lander
Paris Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Frédéric Laroque

The Nutcracker
Subject of Marius Petipa after a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann adapted by Alexandre Dumas
Music by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Choreography and staging by Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (Opéra national de Paris, 1985)
With the participation of the Ballet School
Paris Opera Orchestra
Maîtrise des Hauts-De-Seine / Paris Opera children's Chorus
Conductor : Kevin Rhodes

Unique in the world of dance, Défilé presents the Paris Opera Ballet in all of its splendor, as 154 dancers assemble on the magnificent proscenium stage. Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs, Sujets, Coryphées, Quadrilles and 100 students from the Ballet School unite to celebrate 300 years of artistic tradition.

Bringing the limitless spirit of the dance studio to the stage, Harald Lander, former ballet master at Opera de Paris and director of L’École de Danse, choreographs this tribute to classical technique, celebrating ballet in all of its purity and rigor.

The Nutcracker (Highlights)
Reimagining the realm of childhood, Tchaikovsky envisions a world of enchanting nostalgia while also plunging into its darkest nightmares. The Nutcracker is undoubtedly one of Tchaikovsky’s most fantastic masterpieces – a dreamy, occasionally unsettling, odyssey through the world of sugar plums and snowflakes.
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer offers the young Clara nutcracker. As she falls asleep beneath the Christmas tree, she enters into the world of dreams – a world in which toy soldiers battle malicious rats, nutcrackers transform into charming princes, and sugar plums pirouette.

December 10th, 7pm
Jarvis Conservatory
1711 Main Street
Napa CA, 94559
Tickets are $15

About The Leticia Jarvis
Art Films Series

With access to the very latest films as well as older classics, Ms. Jarvis will choose films not otherwise available to Napa audiences. And your suggestions are welcome! Besides films, she will be able to choose from the best operas currently available.
Tickets will be available at the door of the Conservatory Theater the evening of the event. Pricing for Art Films is $10 and for operas $20.

Dance Film:
Défilé | Études | The Nutcracker