Torrington goes to the ballet

March 16, 2018 by  

Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will be presenting Impact 2018 in a few days.

Two performances will showcase young aspiring dancers in a miasma of dynamic lighting design, colorful costumes, and original choreography.

The cast of inspiring young dancers will be performing the second and third acts from Swan Lake. This version has been staged by Denise Warner Limoli, Alexei Tchernichov, and Eleanor E’Antuono. Also on the program will be excerpts from Carmen, which Kirk Peterson has choreographed. Kate St. Amand’s new modern work will be shown next, followed by a new piece from the combined efforts of Charles Patterson and Victoria Mazzarelli, the ballet company’s Artistic Director.

JINQS, Patterson’s quartet, will be performing music of jazz greats Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane, as young artists from the Nutmeg Conservatory perform Patterson’s original choreography.

Impact 2018 will be shown at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, 82 Main Street, Torrington on Saturday, March 24, with the curtain going up at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 25 starting at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased on the theatre’s website, which also allows spectators to choose their seats. Wheelchair and companion seats are also available.

Since supporting the arts is an important aspect of many businesses’ and corporations’ community outreach programs, tickets to events like this are commonly used as corporate gifts.