Performances

December 2 & 3, 2016

THE NUTCRACKER

Families will be dazzled by the heartwarming and colorful tale of The Russian Nutcracker, performed by talented local dancers from Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre. Travel into a dreamland of international dance and holiday celebration with the Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy as young Masha discovers the wonders of her Christmas gift, the Nutcracker, accompanied by the stirring and much-loved music of Tchaikovsky.

Directed by internationally recognized choreographer and dancer Rafael Grigorian, The Russian Nutcracker is a traditional crowd-pleaser.  Performances, December 2, at the Clemens Center in Elmira, and December 3, at the Broome County Forum in Binghamton.

Elmira: December 2, - Clemens Center,  607-734-8191

Binghamton: December 3, - Broome Forum,  607-778-1369

 

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December 4 & 5, 2015

THE“LOVELY” and “CARMEN”

 

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents two one-act ballets, “Carmen” and “Lovely,” to brighten the winter season and fire the imagination.

Lovely, is a new ballet created by Rafael Grigorian. The ballet will pay tribute to the lovely music and lifestyle of the charming romantic era of the fifties and sixties.

In Carmen, a breathtaking story about passion and tragedy, Rafael Grigorian shares his choreographic vision of the drama featuring a Gypsy girl, Carmen, and her two suitors. Set in Spain around 1820, the ballet touches upon fate and the idea that "Love is a rebellious bird that none can tame" (as expressed in the music by Georges Bizet).

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre fulfills its mission by bringing a variety of quality ballet performances to Elmira and Binghamton. While RGBT succeeds in providing audiences with opportunities unavailable in communities of similar size, it is also an invaluable resource for local dancers to try a variety of challenging roles onstage. The experience that Southern Tier students gain in performing these roles helps them gain entrance to world-class ballet programs at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Internationally-recognized dancer and choreographer Rafael Grigorian, along with the dancers and volunteers of RGBT, are pleased to present these two inspiring productions.

February 23, 2016, at 7 p.m., - Clemens Center,  607-734-8191

February 27, 2016, at 2 p.m., - Broome Forum,  607-778-1369

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December 4 & 5, 2015

THE NUTCRACKER

Families will be dazzled by the heartwarming and colorful tale of The Russian Nutcracker, performed by talented local dancers from Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre. Travel into a dreamland of international dance and holiday celebration with the Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy as young Masha discovers the wonders of her Christmas gift, the Nutcracker, accompanied by the stirring and much-loved music of Tchaikovsky.

Directed by internationally recognized choreographer and dancer Rafael Grigorian, The Russian Nutcracker is a traditional crowd-pleaser.  Performances, Friday December 4, at the Clemens Center in Elmira, and Saturday, December 5, at the Broome County Forum in Binghamton.

Elmira: Friday, December 4, - Clemens Center,  607-734-8191

Binghamton: Saturday, December 5, - Broome Forum,  607-778-1369

 

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October 25, 2014

 CIPOLLINO
"Cipollino (Little Onion) fights the unjust treatment of his fellow vegetable town folks by the fruit royalty (Prince Lemon and Lord Tomato) in the garden kingdom."
 
This timeless children's classics, written by Italian writer Gianni Rodari, is full of good humor, teaches honesty and friendship. Music by famous Russian composer Keren Khachaturyan.
 
Will performed by young dancers, age 6-16 of Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre on October 25, 2:00 p.m., Clemens Center, Elmira, NY
 
For more information contact:  www.clemenscenter.com

March 30, 2014

RAFAEL GRIGORIAN BALLET THEATRE
Presents

 CINDERELLA 

Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography by Rafael Grigorian

March 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at Forum, Binghamton, NY

December 7-8, 2013. 20th Anniversary Season

THE NUTCRACKER
 
Clemens Center, Elmira, NY -  Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased by calling CC box office (607)734-8191, or day of performance, or on line at www.clemenscenter.com 
 
Johnson City High School - Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m.
General admission tickets purchased at the door, day of performance.

September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
 
CLEMENS CENTER, Elmira, NY
 
OPENING SEASON CONCERT
Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director and Conductor
 
Guest Artists will include Rafael Grigorian and his Performing Company
 
For more information and tickets call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159

March 3, 2013

Join us Sunday, March 3, 2013, 4:00 P.M. at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY, as we partner with the

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes for a Spring Concert.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clemens Center or online at:
www.clemenscenter.com

SELECTIONS: MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
Side-by-side with the Youth Orchestra & Juinor String Ensemble
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
2012 Doreen B. Hertzog Aria/Concerto Competition Winner - Dylan Kennedy
BIZET/SHCHEDRIN Carmen Suite
Premiere performance choreographed by Rafael Grigorian and performed by guest soloists and members of the Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre