Capital Dance Project members Kaori Higashiyama and Christopher Nachtrab rehearse for a performance on May 19 in Elk Grove. The Sacramento Ballet laid off its dancers three weeks before the end of their season. The annual Beer and Ballet won't be performed this year, but the dancers have formed their own company and will perform Saturday at the Crest Theatre.
Capital Dance Project members Kaori Higashiyama and Christopher Nachtrab rehearse for a performance on May 19 in Elk Grove. The Sacramento Ballet laid off its dancers three weeks before the end of their season. The annual Beer and Ballet won't be performed this year, but the dancers have formed their own company and will perform Saturday at the Crest Theatre. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Capital Dance Project members Kaori Higashiyama and Christopher Nachtrab rehearse for a performance on May 19 in Elk Grove. The Sacramento Ballet laid off its dancers three weeks before the end of their season. The annual Beer and Ballet won't be performed this year, but the dancers have formed their own company and will perform Saturday at the Crest Theatre. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
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New Sacramento ballet company debuts Saturday at Crest Theatre

May 29, 2015 1:04 PM

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