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2016 - 2017 Season Announcement

We have a fantastic season ahead of us. Beyond our two major productions, we will be producing a Fall Concert, as well as traveling to Arizona this spring for Midstates Regional Ballet Festival (joining of all regional festivals). A lot of work ahead for our company dancers, but very rewarding.

FMBallet Spirit Rising - Marcella rose

Our first production of the season is called Spirit Rising. It is a collaborative piece with artist Marcella Rose. Marcella designed and in so many words birthed, “Nimuué” out of bronze. "Lady of the Lake" or "Nimuué's" remains were discovered on hwy 59 near Pelican Rapids. Her remains are among the oldest ever discovered in North America. Artistic Director and choreographer Matt Gasper has been looking for a story to tell about the lakes (his own santuary). He began a loon piece last winter and discovered Nimuué and wanted to tell her story through dance. Join us this November and see Nimuué come to life on stage.

Artwork & Sources: Marcella Rose

FMBallet the Classic Nutcracker

Our second production is our holiday tradition The Classic Nutcracker! We are excited to bring back the holiday magic to our audiences. Also returning for their 4th season is the Wonderland Orchestre. The Wonderland Orchestra is made up of professional musicians in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding region. The orchestra is under the direction of Chrisina Chen-Beyer. It is such a joy to work with these professional musicians and bringing live music and dance together.

The Classic Nutcracker will grace the stage December 16 - 18 at NDSU Reineke Festival Concert Hall. Auditions will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00pm.