Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mayor Jonathon Rothschild performing in Nutcracker December 22, and 23 2012


From: Dancing in the Streets [mailto:ditsaz@qwestoffice.net]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 12:39 PM
Subject: Mayor Jonathon Rothschild performing in Nutcracker December 22, and 23 2012


For Immediate Release

Contact: Soleste Lupu

(520) 867-8489 slup1@cox.net; ditsaz@qwestoffice.net


It's Time for Tucson's Annual Magical and Musical Ballet Adventure!

Dancing in the Streets Full-Scale Production of the Nutcracker at Historic Fox Theatre

Featuring live music provided by Civic Orchestra of Tucson.


Tucson, AZ (August 2012) --- On Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23, Dancing in the Streets Arizona

(DITSAZ) will present the annual holiday favorite of the Nutcracker with showers of shimmering snow, special guests

including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, David Fitzsimmons, and more, surprise appearances. The Historic Fox Theatre

glistening with light and merriment promise this year's production to be the best one ever! Saturdays Performance is

scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 Sundays Performance is

scheduled for 3:00pm at the Historic Fox Theatre.

This ballet has become an new annual tradition for many of our South Tucson families," says Founder/Artistic Director

Joseph Rodgers “Our cast is the most diverse group of dancers in all of greater Tucson,” Time after time, children of all

ages are delighted by the danced version of the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale, featuring the magical toymaker Herr

Drosselmeier, Claire, her beloved Nutcracker Prince, dancing Snowflakes, and battling mice. It's an adventure not to be



The original Nutcracker is a fairytale ballet set to music composed in 1891-1892 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa

choreographed the first ballet based on Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by

E.T.A. Hoffmann. The inaugural performance was held in December 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, the ballet

has become a holiday tradition and one of the most popular ballets of all time. Its universal appeal has been attributed to its

timeless characters and the beautifully intricate choreography, costumes, and set design. Writing in the Seattle Times in

2006, Mary Murfin Bailey described it perfectly: Experiencing the joy of Nutcracker can fortify you for the hectic demands of

the holiday. It slows it all down for a minute (but not slow enough to lose the attention of the younger children in the

audience), and leaves you tuned to what is genuine and beautiful in this season.

Typically, the DITSAZ performance plays to a sold-out house. According to DITSAZ president Marian Lupu, “I believe our

rendition of the performance is as successful as it is because of Joseph Rodgers' amazing ability to work with all his

dancers from age 3 to adults in a way that brings out their individual abilities and strengths as dancers, fine tuning each

scene with humor in order to provide a captivating experience for the audience.



Who: Dancing in the Streets Arizona (www.ditsaz.org) and The Civic Orchestra of Tucson http://www.cotmusic.org/

What: The 2012 The Nutcracker ballet performance

When: Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23, 2012

Where: Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 http://www.foxtucsontheatre.org/

Time: Saturday, December 22 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 3:00pm

Ticket Prices: Start at $13.00

Info and Ticket Sales: Call the box office: (520) 547-3040 Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Weekends -- 2 hours prior to each performance. For additional Dancing in the Streets info call (520) 867-8489 or (520) 298-

7738 or visit www.ditsaz.org



About Dancing in the Streets Arizona: DITSAZ was founded in August 2008 as a not-for-profit organization that uses the

excitement and discipline of ballet to guide children and at-risk youth as they work to achieve life skills, and to promote an

interest in the art of ballet and dance within the local community. The studio has no paid staff and relies upon the

generosity of donors to provide full and partial scholarships to more than half its students.

To learn more about DITSAZ call (520) 867-8489 or visit the organization’s website at www.ditsaz.org.


Joseph Rodgers, and Soleste Lupu, Artistic Directors

Dancing in the Streets Arizona



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