A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's deal: for $20, you get one orchestra-level seating ticket (a $41 value) to the Appalachian Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker. Groupon customers must call to reserve their seat for one of the following shows at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium:
- Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m.
This year, approximately 150 performers will contribute to the annual production of Tchaikovsky's exuberant ballet suite The Nutcracker, including members of the Farragut High School Choir, who will make a special appearance in Act I. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's bounding melodies will nurture audiences’ ears as toy soldiers leap and lunge vivaciously on stage, battling the giant rat king en pointe and fluttering through a set of snowy trees, shiny presents, thoughtful e-cards, and a gilded grandfather clock.
Appalachian Ballet Company
Train dancers with the best instruction possible. Give audiences professional work to watch. Inspire a love of ballet in the community at large. This is the three-part mission at Appalachian Ballet Company, and it hasn't changed since its founding in 1972. That aim to both educate and entertain informs every production the company performs, which includes classic stories such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and an annual Nutcracker, complete with lavish sets and costumes.
Appalachian Ballet Company's artistic prowess has won it more than truckloads of roses. The organization was accepted into Regional Dance America's Southeast Regional Ballet Association in 1989, and became an Honor Company three years later. Artistic Director Amy Morton Vaughn has earned plenty of acclaim herself, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a 2009 Teacher of the Year award from the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.
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