Urban Nutcracker


"An Urban Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition Remixed” is an original production presented bi-annually by Springs Dance with Brazilian Capoeira and Mountain Shadows Aerial Silks. With Tchaikovsky’s classic score as a starting point, this contemporary production combines diverse music and modern dance styles with remixed music, circus arts and acrobatic martial arts.

Familiar faces such as Clara, Drosselmeyer, and the legendary Nutcracker are all present while the story of an unforgettable Christmas gift gets a modern twist. The audience will be intrigued when they see human angles flying in silks, sensational swing dancers, a martial arts Mouse King, and broadway ballerinas take the stage to form this outstanding collaboration. Nicole Madden, Springs Dance director, promises, “Spectacular! – dancers, performers, choreography, music, and entertainment – they all come together to exude multi-cultural modern art!”

Auditions for the Urban Nutcracker are held late summer in August or September with rehearsals running from October through performance time in December. Springs Dance, Capoeira, and Silks students at intermediate or high level are eligible to audition for the production.

An Urban Nutcracker will be performed December 16th and 17th 2017 in Armstrong Hall at Colorado College. Tickets are available at Springs Dance or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-urban-nutcracker-tickets-38168715656?aff=es2 .

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