‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Berlin
By DEBRA THORNBLAD
Special to the Union Leader | December 01. 2013 6:24PM
“I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could get them here’,” she said. She knew the ballet troupe, based in Bangor, Maine, had come as far at Bethel, Maine, in the past, so she called. The company had an opening and agreed to come.
The Robinson Ballet is a popular and highly respected dance company based in Bangor, Maine. Its mission is to educated, inspire and involve people of all ages in the appreciation of dance and to bring dance performances to communities in rural areas.
“The Nutcracker” is the timeless tale of a Christmas adventure where dreams come to life for Clara and her beloved toy, the Nutcracker. After a family’s holiday gathering, the clock strikes midnight and strange, mysterious and wonderful things begin to happen. Fairies, soldiers, dolls, angels, a snow queen, a snow prince and a rat king are all brought to life by more than 40 dancers.
Chamberlain said the performance wouldn’t be possible with just the ticket sales themselves. It is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Northway Bank and Gill’s Flowers & Candy, with support from the state Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/North Country.