Nutcracker Ballet - Missoula (MT)

Dennison Theatre
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 406.243.4051

About Host Studio: Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School opened in 1998. Charlene Campbell Carey is the Artistic Director of the school and the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre Compay. The school’s integrated approach to dance brings students into the world of dance through a variety of explorations that actively engage them in perception, research, reflection, and discussion. The curriculum develops students in discerning and strengthening basic proficiencies developing skills of analysis, abstract thinking, interpretation and problem-solving that are as relevant to studying dance work as to analyzing a work of literature or exploring physics. The curriculum includes ballet, pointe, contemporary,  jazz, tap, pre-ballet, and creative movement. The past four years, RMBT has produced a global cultural exchange called BALLET BEYOND BORDERS which is a 4 day festival that includes a dance challenge, film festival and diplomacy conference in Missoula, MT.  The topic of the week is the role of the arts in human communication. Dancers, jury members and teachers from around the world convene to explore the changing landscape of our global dance art form. 

About The George & Jane Dennison Theatre

The George & Jane Dennison Theatre, opened in 1935, was formerly known as the University Theatre. It was renamed in honor of former UM President George Dennison and his wife, Jane in May of 2012. Originally part of the Student Union, the Dennison Theatre, with what is now the connected Fine Arts building, was the first structure built on a college campus using Public Works Administration funds during the Great Depression.  Designed by Missoula architect C.J. Forbis, the theatre was the prominent feature.  In 1996, a complete renovation modernized the Art Deco building, allowing for larger productions. The list of the great performers and productions that have graced this stage include: Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynne, Jesse Jackson, Tom Brokaw, Al Gore, Clarence Thomas, Daniel Tosh, Bryan Regan, Tracy Morgan, The Moscow Ballet, Paul Taylor Dancers; Grease, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. The theatre is also home to the annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival and the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ fundraising extravaganza, “Odyssey of the Stars.”