Just 48 hours before the opening of American Contemporary Ballet's most ambitious production to date -- 20 performances of the world's first immersive Nutcracker Suite, the company was forced to permanently vacate their performance space. ACB's Lincoln Jones and Theresa Farrell share the story of how they managed to move the production across town and open on time, and what's at stake for ACB, and for great ballet in Los Angeles. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
ACB needs to raise $100,000 to recover the costs of saving The Nutcracker and meet its year-end fundraising goal. These funds are essential for the company to find a new home, employ its dancers and musicians and continue presenting the most exciting ballet L.A. has to offer.
American Contemporary Ballet doesn't exist just to put on ballets. It exists to create and preserve a classical art form, and to make it relevant and thrilling for a new and contemporary audience. ACB has built a reputation for groundbreaking dance and has brought a new and growing audience to the art. The company presents both historically important masterworks and new ballets in non-traditional venues, and performs them exclusively to live music – an experience as powerful as it is rare.
This request goes beyond saving one company or one ballet. It's about the value to our culture of one of the most beautiful, moving and significant art forms ever created. ACB has built something rare and beautiful that needs a home in our city – and in the heart of anyone who recognizes the power of art to move and inspire us.
Please contribute by December 31 to help American Contemporary Ballet continue making great ballet today, and for future generations of dance audiences.