THE COMPANY - Original, collaborative, professional productions by full-time Company and Apprentice Artists.
THE SCHOOL - Wholesome, high-quality ballet and dance education in a nurturing and welcoming environment.
THE COMMUNITY - Accessible dance experiences for individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Ballet Co.Laboratory presents your holiday favorite with a whimsical twist! Nutcracker in Wonderland tells the story of grown-up Clara home from college for the holidays. During her family’s annual party, she reencounters her grade school friend Patty. Together they rediscover the magic of their childhood and realize the freedom possible within adulthood. In true Nutcracker form, nutty Uncle Drosselmeyer brings the Mouse Queen and King to life, along with other Wonderland creatures. Clara and Patty waltz through the Land of Snowflakes and meet all of your Wonderland favorites including the mischievous Cheshire Cat, the ever-late White Rabbit, the mesmerizing Caterpillar, and the spiteful Queen of Hearts.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
St Paul, MN
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm
Ballet Co.Laboratory is a professional ballet School and Company that offers ballet classes and performances to the Twin Cities community in Minnesota. Our mission for this organization is to create, develop and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet. For the artists and staff of Ballet Co.Laboratory, collaboration has always been the pulse of art learning and creation, so we would like to put it in the forefront. Dance and art is about experimenting, trying new things and making the impossible come to life. The studio is an experimental, collaborative laboratory of possibilities. The School and Company of Ballet Co.Laboratory will create a nurturing, safe space to explore all of these possibilities and continue to train and experience the technique and art of ballet.
Ballet, and dance in general, is not only a technique of movement but an expression of ourselves. Learning the art of ballet and dance is a life-long journey, whether one is pursuing a professional career or simply the freedom to move. For this reason, Ballet Co.Laboratory will offer ballet and movement classes for all ages, all abilities, and all backgrounds. Our Term and Drop-In programs will be led by the Twin Cities finest instructors including Deborah Nettell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Anna Goodrich as well as Company Artists from the professional company.
At Ballet Co.Laboratory we create a community that is accessible and welcoming to all. We look forward to sharing dance with you. Together we can create, develop and inspire through ballet.
Parking at BCL
We are still working on contacting surrounding buildings with parking lots to accommodate for parking near the studio during the day on weekdays. We appreciate your patience as we settle into our temporary space for these next few months.
Until then, please note that after 6:00pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays the Garden Parking Lot to the south of Gethsemane Episcopal Church is FREE to all BCL students and parents. Please see map to the left.
Thank you to Joe Kenny and Tim Pate for photos
Thank you to Connor Graf for logo design
Directed by Christopher Harrison Eldridge
Music composed by Richard Erickson
Mark Gibson - First AC
Alex Yambrick - Gaffer