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Period:31 May 2014 - 01 Jun 2014

Address:2884 / 2, New Phetchaburi Rd., Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand

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Take a rare opportunity to beat the Bangkok summer heat by entering the winter wonderland of the beloved ballet The Nutcracker at the M Theatre on New Petchburi Road at 2.30pm on May 31 and June 1.

Partial proceeds from the Rising Star Dance Studio’s 19th annual full-length ballet production will go to benefit the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand.

Based on the story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker ballet premiered in St Petersburg, Russia on Dec 18, 1892. Its musical score, The Nutcracker Suite, by Tchaikovsky has become one of the most recognisable ballet scores of all time.

The Nutcracker continues to delight audiences around the world, especially at Christmas time. Thais and expats of all ages are likely to know characters such as the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Spanish Chocolate and Arabian Coffee.

The performance is presented in two acts totaling 100 minutes, excludinga 20-minute intermission. Tickets are 750 baht, and there will be a dress rehearsal and press performance on May 29 at 6pm.

- For more information and tickets, call Vithaya and Fay Pansringarm on 081-908-3931, 081-553-0656, 084-456-4433 or email ristar@loxinfo.co.th.

- Rising Star Dance Studio is on the third floor of 55 Thonglor Building, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Wattana).

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Rising Star Dance Studio to stage beloved ballet “The Nutcracker”

Take a rare opportunity to beat the Bangkok summer heat by entering the winter wonderland of the beloved ballet The Nutcracker at the M Theatre on New Petchburi Road at 2.30pm on May 31 and June 1.

Partial proceeds from the Rising Star Dance Studio’s 19th annual full-length ballet production will go to benefit the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand.

Based on the story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker ballet premiered in St Petersburg, Russia on Dec 18, 1892. Its musical score, The Nutcracker Suite, by Tchaikovsky has become one of the most recognisable ballet scores of all time.

The Nutcracker continues to delight audiences around the world, especially at Christmas time. Thais and expats of all ages are likely to know characters such as the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Spanish Chocolate and Arabian Coffee.

The Nutcracker was first performed outside Russia in England in 1934, but it was George Ballanchine’s 1954 staging of the ballet with the New York City Ballet that set the Christmas tradition. Rising Star’s production, following director Fay Pansringarm’s own rendition based on the Ballanchine staging, incorporates the charm of younger dancers, along with the powerful performances of older professionals. The cast numbers more than 125 dancers, of over 25 nationalities, aged from four to adult — all of whom are currently studying or teaching at Rising Star Dance Studio.

Fay brings many years of experience as a ballet dancer, director, and choreographer in New York City to her work here in Thailand.

Returning from a recent engagement with the San Diego Ballet, Maho Mashimo brings the lead role of The Sugarplum Fairy to life. Maho, undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents in Thailand, is a former student of Rising Star who trained professionally at the prestigious Rock School in the US. Partnering with Maho as The Cavalier is Anurak Ngamta, Thailand’s foremost male ballet dancer. Anurak, who trained in Khon Kaen, is a popular lead dancer in Bangkok musicals and in dance productions in Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand.

Other main roles will be danced by Pattanon Semrat (assistant choreographer of Thai TV’s The Star and musical Lom Hai Jai); Watcharapong Kaewploy (professor at the Rajabhat Suan Sunandha University and dancer in Italy’s Teatro Oplas) as Uncle Drosselmyer; and Arkkand Namsom as the Snow King. Performance of Spanish Chocolate falls to Carla Rivera, an Ecuadorian professional flamenco dancer who now teaches at Rising Star. The Arabian Coffee solo is danced by Hadassah from Finland, Thailand’s foremost belly dancer.

Previously the lead ballerina and now Rising Star’s associate director, Yuko Nakamura (trained and performed with the San Francisco Ballet Company) imparts her exquisite artistry and shares her years of experience mentoring the dancers.

The performance is presented in two acts totaling 100 minutes, excludinga 20-minute intermission. Tickets are 750 baht, and there will be a dress rehearsal and press performance on May 29 at 6pm.


- For more information and tickets, call Vithaya and Fay Pansringarm on 081-908-3931, 081-553-0656, 084-456-4433 or email ristar@loxinfo.co.th.

- Rising Star Dance Studio is on the third floor of 55 Thonglor Building, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Wattana).

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