Melissa Hantke, co-choreographer and stage manager, and dancers Ben Gordon and Ruby Gale, discuss some of the Alaskan twists in this year’s Nutcracker. The ballet will be staged 7 PM Fri Dec 2, 2 PM and 7 PM Sat Dec 3, and 3 PM Sun Dec 4 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
The Morning Interview
“Alaskan Nutcracker” opens Friday
Co-chairs Tessa Francis and Phil Levin of the Ocean Modeling Forum, as well as Harvey Kitka, who serves on Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Herring Committee -- are all members of the Pacific Herring Working Group. The group is holding three days of meetings in Sitka this week. Downloadable audio. The Sitka Sound Science Center and the National Park Service will host a public talk by Russ Jones and Melissa Poe (two of the working group members) at the NPS Visitor Center on August 25th at 7 PM. more