The year's end approaches, which means another performance of The Nutcracker is coming from the Brandon Ballet company, in residence at The Dance Center on Bloomingdale Avenue.
This year the company is offering as well a lecture series featuring Octavio Martin, the company's newly named artistic director, along with excerpt performances from the holiday classic. The lecture series, and accompanying look at the company's professional dancers, kicks off Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Regent in Greater Brandon, at 6437 Watson Road in Riverview.
The aim is to teach audience members about the story of The Nutcracker and its costumes, choreography and music.
Professional ballet dancers will be available for a question-and answer-session following their performances. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Martin questions about his new position as artistic director and what he has in store for the season.
The event is free to the public.
For more information, visit the Brandon Ballet online. Call: 81-684-4282. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next event in the lecture series is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.