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Review: Sacramento Ballet raises the bar (platform) with 'Carmina Burana' Special

Sacramento - The Mar. 27th opening night performance of the Sacramento Ballet's “Carmina Burana” was nothing short of a mind-blowing, mind-altering, jaw-dropping display of movement, physicality, beauty, color, talent, and finally tuned choreography.

Review: Sacramento Ballet opens on Valentine's eve with 'Wunderland' Special

Sacramento - The Sacramento Ballet opened Thursday, Feb. 13, with a Valentine's Day weekend program. The program of three ballets billed "Wild Sweet Love" was designed for the world class Sacramento Ballet with "Cupid" in mind.

Review: The Sacramento Ballet rocks the house 'Wild Sweet Love' Special

Sacramento - The Sacramento Ballet brought the audience of the Community Center to its feet on opening night of its Valentine's weekend program with a flawless performance of Trey McIntyre's “Wild Sweet Love.”

A look at ballerina Alexandra Cunningham Special

Sacramento - Alexandra Cunningham is a remarkable woman. She has danced professionally with the Sacramento Ballet for nine years under the watchful eyes of two of the world's greatest artistic directors.

Injury sidelines ballerina for remainder of 'Nutcracker' shows Special

Sacramento - On Thursday, Dec. 19, Alexandra Cunningham was at the barre going through the normal warm-ups and routines along with the other dancers in Studio 1 at the Sacramento Ballet studio complex.

Review: Sacramento Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' was on pointe opening night Special

Sacramento - “The Nutcracker,” the popular ballet set to music composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, opened in at the Community Center Theater, Sat., Dec. 7, with an afternoon matinee followed by an evening show.

Sacramento Ballet fine-tunes 'The Nutcracker' Special

Sacramento - Last night, the Sacramento Ballet dancers did a run through of the popular seasonal ballet, “The Nutcracker,” which opens Saturday, Dec. 7th, for a 13 performance run .

Review: The Sacramento Ballet delivers 'Cinderella' with exuberance Special

Sacramento - The Sacramento Ballet held a matinee performance of the classic fairytale “Cinderella,” Saturday, Nov.2, just one week after the 2013-14 season opener of “Rubies," “The Firebird,” and “The Rite of Spring.”

Review: 'Rubies' proves to be a gem for the Sacramento Ballet Special

Sacramento - Last Thursday night's 2013-2014 season opener of the Sacramento Ballet celebrated the genius of Igor Stravinsky and his music with three works.

Review: No riot at the Sacramento Ballet's 'Rite of Spring' performance Special

Sacramento - Sacramento Ballet artistic directors, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda, pulled out all stops in last Thursday night's three ballet season opener with The Rite of Spring, the century old ballet choreographed to music by Igor Stravinsky, as the finale.

A one-of-a-kind artist brings ballet to the people Special

Sacramento - Ron Cunningham is a truly inspirational artist. His canvas is limited only by the size of his stage, and his brushes are people moving to the rhythm of the music vivifying a tale. And this gifted man showed me that ballet is for everyone.
 

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the Sacramento Ballet dancers
the Sacramento Ballet dancers
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
Lauryn Winterhalder performs with Stefan Calka in the Snowflake Forest.
Lauryn Winterhalder performs with Stefan Calka in the Snowflake Forest.
Chistopher Nachtrab dances to the fullest as a Russian.
Chistopher Nachtrab dances to the fullest as a Russian.
These mice aren t jumping for joy - their mouse King is dead.
These mice aren't jumping for joy - their mouse King is dead.
Soloists Richard Porter (left) and Alexandra Cunningham talk to the orchestra conductor about tempo.
Soloists Richard Porter (left) and Alexandra Cunningham talk to the orchestra conductor about tempo.
Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks) yawns as the night wears on.
Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks) yawns as the night wears on.
Lauren Breen dazzled the audience with her Spanish routine.
Lauren Breen dazzled the audience with her Spanish routine.
The Nutcracker turned leader of the toy soldiers fires a cannon at the mean mice as the battle begin...
The Nutcracker turned leader of the toy soldiers fires a cannon at the mean mice as the battle begins.
Lauryn Winterhalder and Stefan Calka as Snow Queen and King.
Lauryn Winterhalder and Stefan Calka as Snow Queen and King.
Dancers Lauryn Winterhaulder and Stefan Calka in Ron Cunningham s  Rite of Spring.
Dancers Lauryn Winterhaulder and Stefan Calka in Ron Cunningham's 'Rite of Spring.'
Sacramento Ballet/Alexander Cain Biber