The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Company is a Studio Company founded in 2013 located in DUMBO Brooklyn. Recent performances include The Nutcracker, Stealing Time and a Mixed Bill including The Wedding Procession.
Gelsey Kirkland Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
December 8, 9, 10, 11, and December 15, 16, 17 & 18
“The Nutcracker is a Christmas story rich in symbolism. It is about the journey of a young girl, Marie, through darkness to the light of love. She is guided through fear and darkness by her godfather Drosselmeyer.
The journey is from child to princess and marriage to the ideal prince. It is a journey of hope that comes from a gift on Christmas Eve.
The gift is an ugly doll that cracks hard nuts. None of the other children at the Christmas party find it in the least bit appealingl, but Marie sees beyond the surface ugliness of the Nutcracker to something mysterious and beautiful. Later at midnight that same Christmas night, while all are asleep, Marie is attacked by giant mice led by the Mouse King and in return for her love and trust, the Nutcracker comes to her rescue.
During the battle with the mice it is Marie’s small sacrifice of throwing her shoe at the Mouse King which saves the day. Her hero the Nutcracker has fallen in battle but is brought back to life through her love. He is transformed into a handsome prince and then leads her up the Christmas tree into the land of snow and then beyond into his kingdom.”
Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, performs at GK Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY
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Stealing Time, a new work by Michael Chernov with music by Kurt Weill, is a ballet about illusions, the elusiveness of images, dreams, nightmares and the ultimate redemptive power of love. This new work focuses [...]
Gelsey Kirkland Ballet DVDs
Performances Available Now!
Mischief, Mischief and More Mischief, Coppelia Suite and The Nutcracker.
Location: GK Arts Center 29 Jay St. Brooklyn NY 11201
Via Brooklyn Bridge: Take Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza W in Brooklyn. Take the exit toward Bklyn-Qns Expy from Brooklyn Bridge (2.9 mi) Merge onto Cadman Plaza W, Right on Prospect St go under bridge then left at Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Manhattan Bridge: Take Manhattan Bridge/Manhattan Bridge Upper Roadway to Prospect St in Brooklyn, continue onto Jay Street (1.6 mi) Right on Prospect St under bridge then left at Jay St (Continuation) (0.3 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Westbound: Take I-278 W to Old Fulton St. Take exit 28 from I-278 W (4.1 mi) Take Front St to Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Eastbound: Take exit 28A toward Cadman Plaza W (0.1 mi) Slight right onto Old Fulton St (377 ft) Turn left onto Prospect St (0.2 mi) Turn left onto Jay St Arrive at 29 Jay St
NOTE: These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly.
Using the subway, the “F” train is the closet line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Av to the York Street Station. It is aproximately a 3 minute walk on Jay Street to GKA. Subway Tickets and information: MTA New York City Transit – 718-330-1234 -or- 212-600-0047