Admission is free. For information, call 825-757-7337. Artists celebrate East County beauty. BRENTWOOD — “Everything Local,” an art exhibit celebrating the beauty of East Contra Costa County, runs through Dec. 27. The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St 3d printed pointe shoes. Presented by local art group The Brushoffs, subjects range from rustic back roads and Delta wildlife to homegrown flowers and farm-fresh produce, all created in a variety of media and styles. Work by sculptor Beverly Turner will also be featured..
The East Contra Costa County professional ballet company’s third Nutcracker — after renovations caused a two-year hiatus — will have all the necessary accouterments. There will be youngsters dressed as mice or soldiers; teens swirling like snowflakes or blooming with the splendor of spring flowers. Visitors from foreign lands will twirl umbrellas, twist behind veils and test the limits of leaping. A young Marie will receive a Nutcracker doll and her brother, Fritz, will tease and trouble her by breaking it. Falling asleep with the beloved doll, mended by the kindly relative who first bestowed the gift, a tree will grow and a battle ensue. The victor will take Marie on a global journey filled with magic, mystery and always, movement. Climactically, a dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince will inspire 3d printed pointe shoes.
Woven into the Nutcracker’s pirouettes and perfect lines of the corps de ballet, nostalgic memories of long-abandoned ballerina dreams and freshly-sprung visions of Sugar Plum Fairies-to-be will enlarge the audience experience. This is the power of Nutcracker — and the magnetic draw causing many families to attend year after year 3d printed pointe shoes. In 2009, choreographer Michael Lowe and BDBT Artistic Director Sharon Sobel Idul stepped up to maintain the classical ballet tradition when touring companies stopped bringing their productions to Pittsburg’s then-aging theater..
“We saw the need for a local, resident company to fill the void,” Idul said. The reception from the local community was brilliant, she said, but the subsequent two-year renovation interrupted her company’s momentum 3d printed pointe shoes. During the 2012 return, she says there were lingering “challenges of breaking in” the new stage. But there was no dearth of talent or enthusiasm. “I believe the community as a whole has a sincere passion and craving for the performing arts, but rarely an opportunity to share it,” Idul says. “Parents of our local student-trainees volunteer their skills through the costume design and sewing, marketing, community outreach, set design and construction — all very much a collaborative effort that fosters the production’s growth and originality.”..
As a young company, freelance professional dancers perform BDBC leading roles, accompanied in the major corps sections by approximately 30 nonprofessionals from Idul’s affiliated school, the nonprofit Delta Ballet Academy. This year’s Sugar Plum Fairy, McGee-Kelly, arrives upon the solid legs of her DBA and Joffrey Ballet training 3d printed pointe shoes. With Bay Area appearances including guest stints with Theater Ballet of San Francisco, Oakland Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theater, and Ballet San Jose, she says in a news release, the ballet is “wonderfully magical to me.”..