Thursday, November 29, 2007

After The Tour

Sabra and Neil will appear in 3 performances of The Nutcracker this weekend in the American Academy of Ballet’s presentation of the holiday favorite at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. The Buffalo News talked to Sabra about it:

Your ballet training is limited, and you’ve never danced in a ballet. How are you going to pull off “The Nutcracker”?

I’m not actually going to be in the ballet – thank God – because that would be embarrassing. This “Nutcracker” travels all over the world, so during [the Spanish segment] Neil and I will be doing the paso doble we did on the show, which is awesome, because I love that dance.


Pasha & Anya are back in their element when they appear with other ballroom luminaries at the Rhythm Of Love.
Performances are scheduled at 8pm on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 (2007) at the Palace Theatre in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. A post-performance VIP Pro Party is scheduled following the Saturday evening performance. Pro VIP Party tickets are limited, so buy early.
Tickets for Rhythm of Love are $42-$45-$48.

Rhythm of Love highlights its dramatic love story with champion dancers staged by Broadway veterans. The show offers some of the best showcase dancing by such dynamic competition dancers including Pasha Kovalev & Anya Garnis, Benito Garcia with Emilee Peterson, Felipe Telona, Jr. & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona, Garry & Rita Gekhman, JT Thomas & Tomasz Mielnicki, and Jose DeCamps & Joanna Zacharewicz.


Jesús Solorio and fellow top 20 finalist Jimmy Arguello perform in another production of The Nutcracker, this one in Paso Robles, Ca.