I was reading trough the Hoboken Patch, as I often do, and came across yet another story of sacrifice and compassion in a place where maybe you might not expect to find it.
Hurricane Sandy could never dampen the joy and love of dance that these young students experience every time they came to rehearse.
“”When they walk in they are all smiles. They are ready to dance” said Artistic Director Bethany Marc-Aurele .”
Join Clara on Christmas Eve as she journeys to the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker Prince and meets the Sugarplum Fairy and all her friends. Beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, magical dancing and Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking score will inspire and transport you and your family.”
All Proceeds will be donated to the Hoboken Relief Fund
Still, Marc-Aurele can see the stress that continues to underline everyday life post Sandy, reflected in her young dancers, and knows that at least two of her student’s families have been displaced by the hurricane and have to move from hotel room to hotel room.
At considerable personal financial cost Artistic Director Bethany Marc-Aurele turned the performance into a fundraiser!
Marc-Aurele said that she is receiving a great deal of support from the local companies. “The prop company is giving them a discount and local tech and lighting crews are donating their time. ” Still this is an expensive undertaking and she is taking a financial hit.
Come and see Tchaikovsky’ great classic Christmas tale of a young girl whisked away by a gallant prince to a magical land of dancing sweets.
You’ll enjoy the performance and you’ll feel great knowing that your money will go to help those who so badly need our help.
Hudson Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” debuts Saturday, December 8 at 1 p.m. at Hoboken High School. It will be preceded 12:30 p.m. by a bake sale and light refreshments.
All proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund. For more information, visit hudsonballet.org.
Source Hoboken Patch