A&A BALLET (A&A), under the artistic direction of Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, holds open auditions for the second annual production of Alexei Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” Saturday, June 2 from 3-4:30 p.m. Roles being cast include Happy Clouds (ages 4-5), Poor-Spirited Mice (ages 6-8), Angels (ages 8-10), Bakers (ages 9-12), Soldiers and Brave Mice (ages 10-13), and others, as well placements in A&A’s pre-professional division (ages 7-24.)
Auditions will be held at the American Rhythm Center in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite # 300 (3rd floor.) Audition attire: Girls-black camisole leotard, pink footed tights, pink canvas ballet and pointe shoes (age/level appropriate); Boys-black footed tights, white tight fitted t-shirt, black ballet shoes. The audition will include some basic dance movement and a combination to be performed in character. No preparation of audition material is necessary. Dancers will be notified via email by June 11 if they have been cast. A production fee will be required for dancers performing “The Art Deco Nutcracker” and varies depending on role. Rehearsals begin end of September and will take place primarily on Saturdays at the American Rhythm Center. A pre-registration form may be downloaded at aacenterfordance.org.
A&A’s 2nd Annual production of “The Art Deco Nutcracker” will take place Nov.30-Dec.2 at the Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theatre, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Set in 1920s America, Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday favorite. “The Art Deco Nutcracker” is Kremnev's eighth full-length ballet. His work has been presented at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Opernhaus Zurich in Switzerland, among other prestigious venues across the globe. Tickets for Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker” go on sale at a later date to be announced.
A&A BALLET, based in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building on Michigan Ave., is devoted to training in strong, versatile dance technique, as well as the development of personality, independence and artistry. Led by internationally acclaimed artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company, Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, A&A offers a wide variety of classes, professional performance opportunities, private instruction, choreography and training for dancers ranging from age 3 to adult. For more information visit aacenterfordance.org or call 312.545.2142.