berks ballet theatre

Review: ‘Salute to Sousa’ Takes Center Stage at Innovations

The Company at Berks Ballet Theatre wrapped their Spring show, “Innovations,” to delighted audiences and a great review by the local press. Filled with contemporary, neoclassical work, and a dramatic 26-minute “Salute to Sousa,” the show was a well-rounded way to close out the season. “10 senior corps members gave a thrilling performance, filled with snappy moves, quick turns, precise

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A Look Back in Time at the Beginnings of “The Nutcracker”

“The Nutcracker” is a classical holiday ballet with roots dating back to the 19th century. It premiered in Russia in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre with choreography by Marius Petipa, a French ballet dancer, teacher and instructor and Russian-born dancer and teacher,  Lev Ivanov. Surprisingly, the show with the soaring Tchaikovsky score was not as revered back then, with

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