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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s well-known poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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Song and dance: Opera GR, Grand Rapids Ballet collaborate

by (Opera Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-30-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The classical arts have a special relationship to one another. In the world of grand opera, orchestration, song, dance and theatre all come together to create the final larger-than-life product. Take, for example, Opera Grand Rapids 2007 production...

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CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

This weekend CARE Ballet brings to stage “The Pied Piper,” a family-friendly tale of a piper who rids the village of rats. CARE dancers have rehearsed for weeks. Seamstresses have altered costumes. Volunteer parents assembled sets at...

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Grand Rapids Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is a West Michigan tradition

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most enduring of all American holiday traditions. Never mind that the original story was written by a German, that the music was composed by a Russian or the choreography was created by a French choreographer and...

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CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every year the West Michigan American Red Cross Chapter responds to over 350 home fires in its 12 county area. Teams of volunteers respond 24/7 to meet the emergency needs of families who have often lost everything. In addition to providing funds...

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Peek behind the scenes of CARE Ballet's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (CARE) opens the holiday season with its twenty-first year of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-27). This year marks their move to a new venue, East Grand Rapids...

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CARE Ballet presents "Pied Piper"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Join the Pied Piper as he rids Hamelin of rats by leading them through the town, across a bridge and into the countryside. Cheer with the village children as they skip and dance to the Piper’s sweet music. Based on a poem by Robert Browning...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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CARE Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Based on a Grimms Brothers’ fairly tale, this is the story of a brother and sister who are hopelessly lost after their mother sends them into the woods to pick berries for supper. An old witch who lives in the woods in a house made of...

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CARE Camp Summer Intensive

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Submitted 07-08-2016 under

A week-long session of diversified classes in dance, make-up, nutrition, exercise, and manners with lots of laughter thrown in. Students are grouped according to age: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years & 13 years and up.

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