Requirements for live visit: adequate performing space, a convenient power source, and dressing areas. Nutcracker requires a fully equipped theater with lighting system, battens, loading in area, and dressing area for 60-70 dancers.
Fees for live visit: Performances range from $600 to $5000; in-school performances range from $400-$600; lecture-demonstrations - $400; master classes - fees vary.
Funding: Special funding available through: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. (603) 271-2789
The Granite State Ballet does a demanding repertory with competence and freshness --- Gail Kelly (Boston Globe)
Granite State Ballet is an established professional ballet company which performs an eclectic mix of the highest quality classical ballet and contemporary dance in New Hampshire and New England. Under the artistic direction of Doreen Cafarella, Granite State Ballet Company has become a prominent force in the dance community. The company is comprised of 14 to 16 professional dancers performing works by resident artists and nationally recognized choreographers. "The Granite State Ballet does a demanding repertory with competence and freshness" says Gail Kelly (Boston Globe). Granite State Ballet's very special Nutcracker, also offered for touring engagements, is presented with an emphasis on dance. Each year Granite State Ballet's young audience program enthralls thousands of school-aged children with their production of Peter & the Wolf.
Programs: Full-length performances including story ballets and mixed repertory programs, Young Audience Programs, lecture-demonstrations, master classes, residencies, and specially designed programs for fundraisers.