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A&A Ballet presents
A&A Ballet 2021: The Art Deco Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Rhapsody in Blue
A&A Ballet's Triple Bill
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:00PM

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Main Stage (Lobby level)
Chicago, IL 60657
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop

All-ages. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. The performance is 2 hours and 10 minutes with an intermission.


A&A Ballet presents its 5TH Anniversary Celebration performances, including THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER, SWAN LAKE AND RHAPSODY IN BLUE!

CHICAGO – A&A BALLET, under the artistic direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, has announced its 5th Anniversary Celebration performances at the Athenaeum Theatre on May 22, 2021. The performances will feature critically acclaimed audience favorite The Art Deco Nutcracker, and two world premieres, "Swan Lake" and "Rhapsody in Blue".

Set in 1920s America, Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker” featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday favorite with costume and set design inspired by the unique sophistication of the Art Deco era.

Mr. Kremnev's work has been presented at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Opernhaus Zurich in Switzerland, among other prestigious venues across the globe. The Huffington Post describes his choreography as “encompassing the best and brilliance of what movement can be while breaking boundaries of what we know.”

"Swan Lake" (world premiere) created by Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev is a tribute to the purity of classical romantic ballet. Fast paced, full of dramatic effects and true passion this world premiere will certainly melt your heart.

"Rhapsody in Blue" (world premiere) is a co-creation of Alexei Kremnev and Braeden Barnes. Unusually fusing elements of ballet, contemporary, theater with humor this award-winning work is a pure delight and a crowd pleaser.

A&A BALLET is one of the fastest growing performing arts and educational organizations in Chicago and has quickly gained an impressive national and international reputation. A&A BALLET is devoted to training in strong, versatile dance technique, as well as the development of personality, independence and artistry. Led by internationally acclaimed artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company, Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, A&A offers a wide variety of classes, professional performance opportunities, international tours, private instruction, choreography and training for dancers ranging from age 3 to adult. To date, A&A students have secured more than 100 scholarships and dozen apprentice and studio company positions with powerhouses including American Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, Bolshoi Ballet, Colorado Ballet, BalletMet and Sarasota Ballet.