1. ‘Dance Jubilee’ set for Warner’s main stage

    “Our evening is a wonderful mix of classical ballet and modern dance,” Mazzarelli said. “I am thrilled to be collaborating with Charlie Patterson and JINQS again. Having live music really takes the performance to another level.”

    By JACK SHEEDY for The Register Citizen TORRINGTON – “Dance, ballerina, dance!” That is what dozens of ballerinas and danseurs will be doing May 16, 17 and 18 on the main stage of the Warner Theatre, as they present Nutmeg’s Dance Jubilee. But, unlike the Carl Sigman/Bob Russell song made famous by Vaughn Monroe, the…

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  2. Nutmeg Nuggets: Spring Studio Series

    “We managed to have a combination of classical and modern pieces, because when students go to a ballet company, they have to be very versatile,” Victoria said. “This year’s Spring Studio Series promises to be very exciting.”

    Tickets can be purchased online at www.warnertheatre.org or by calling the Warner Theatre at 860-489-7180.

    By Jack Sheedy for the Register Citizen TORRINGTON — Spring is in the air — and it’s in the dance steps of the talented students at Nutmeg Ballet and Torrington School of Ballet. The Spring Studio Series of dance and music performances begins March 20, the first day of spring. Formerly called Impact, the new…

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  3. Spring into dance with Nutmeg’s Studio Series

    “It’s great to have Denise here in residence,” said Victoria. “She is a great help with staging, and her work with our students complements everything we are doing. Kate St. Amand will be back as a choreographer in the second act, as well as Kirk Peterson.” Kate will choreograph “Ad Astra Per Aspera,” with music by Christopher Berg. Kirk will choreograph “La Source,” with music by Leo Delibes and Ludwig Minkus; and “Laurencia,” to music by Alexander Krein.

    In addition, ballet master Tim Melady will stage “Solar Flares” (music by Brent Lewis) and “Hornets” (music by Eastern Dub Tactik), popular creations of MOMIX, choreographed by its founder Moses Pendleton.

    Victoria will also choreograph Gabriel Fauré’s meditative piece “After a Dream,” as well as a reprise of last year’s popular “Jazz with Charlie,” live music of Thelonius Monk as arranged by Charlie Patterson and performed by the local quintet JINQS.

    by Jack Sheedy Litchfield County Times TORRINGTON — Spring is in the air — and it’s in the dance steps of the talented students at Nutmeg Ballet and Torrington School of Ballet. The Spring Studio Series of dance and music performances begins March 20, the first day of spring. Formerly called Impact, the new name…

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  4. Acclaimed dance, music duo join Nutmeg for its 50th year

    For Sharon, having Denise and Michael back with Nutmeg on a more permanent basis is the realization of yet another of her many goals. “We are feeling good that we are here at this time of our lives,” she said. “We are the senior group now, as I step back, and Vicky is center stage. We are a little upstage left or right or something, just watching over. We are just there to be the guardian angels.”

    “As it should be,” Denise and Michael said, almost in unison.

    “As it should be,” Sharon said.

    by Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON — Quick quiz: What do Russian dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova and American ballerina Gelsey Kirkland all have in common with Torrington? Answer: They have all worked with Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory’s newest faculty members Michael Limoli and Denise Warner Limoli. “In the course of my career…

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  5. Nutmeg Nuggets: Students give special performances for local students

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – Nearly 1,500 Torrington school children were treated to Nutmeg Ballet’s kid-friendly version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 14 at the Warner Theatre, thanks to a Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation grant provided by the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund. Torrington residents Carlton D….

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  6. Nutmeg Nuggets: Conservatory to honor Chuck Lautz

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – Special recognition will be given to longtime Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory volunteer Chuck Lautz at Nutmeg’s final 2018 performance of “The Nutcracker” Sunday at the Warner Theatre. Friends, family, Nutmeg students and their parents are invited backstage after the performance to celebrate Chuck’s more than 20 years…

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  7. Nutmeg Nuggets: Chamber event to highlight new ‘Nutcracker’ design

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – “We built everything,” said Roger LaVoie, designer of a brand-new set for Nutmeg Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Lavoie, who has been designing for more than four decades, previewed his new design before staff and board members at the Nutmeg Conservatory in October. A full reveal will take place…

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  8. Nutmeg Nuggets: Nutmeg prepares for Columbus Day, networking event

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – What’s coming up on Nutmeg Ballet’s calendar? Here are three events of interest to you. Oct. 12: Are you ready for Columbus Day? Nutmeg is all set to help the Torrington chapter of UNICO National celebrate Columbus Day with a program of entertainment at Coe Memorial Park….

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  9. Nutmeg Nuggets: ‘Nutcracker” sets to change after 2018 shows

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON — While the story of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet “The Nutcracker” never changes, this year’s production by Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will be unique in many ways. As Nutmeg gears up for its 50th anniversary in 2019, the set that has been used since 1996 has been showing signs…

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