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The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet
December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 9, 2017
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 9, 2017
The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet, Flagstaff, AZ
Acro-Yoga, Aerial dance, updated choreography and costumes, along with fun versions of the music by Tchaikovsky! That’s what you’ll find at Canyon Movement Company’s fourteenth annual production of the Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet this December. Partnering with Canyon Dance Academy, Velocity Dance Company, and Monsoon Sisters Belly Dance, as well as Flagstaff Aerial Arts, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
This fabulous show is moving back to its original home, the Clifford E. White Theater on NAU Campus. New special effects, and updated choreography, new cast members and other surprises are in store. Enhanced contemporary costumes, a cast of over 40 dancers, and aerial dance make this a great show this season! This annual Flagstaff tradition uses music by Peter Tchaikovsky with some contemporary versions inserted among the traditional, and new choreographic interpretations lending a fresh look to this classical favorite. Beautiful backdrops of the San Francisco Peaks bring this holiday favorite home to Flagstaff and will send you home with the holiday spirit!
Performances are December 8-9, 7:30 p.m., 11:00 AM matinee on the 9th at the Clifford E. White Theater on NAU Campus. Tickets: $17/general, $11/child-student. Call 523-5661 for tickets or check our website www.canyonmovementcompany.org .
Canyon Movement Company dancers/choreographers include show director Cori Wall, Sarah Thomas, Stacia Simonsen, Nathaniel Haviland, Chelsea Taylor, Samantha Quintanilla, Desi Groth, Chelsea Foreman, Laurel Combs, and Karli Haviland.
The party is set at Clara’s home here in Flagstaff, where friends and family come to celebrate. Gifts are given, and Clara’s Godfather gives her a beautiful Nutcracker doll. Clara’s little sister Frankie breaks the doll and Clara’s heart. As Clara (Ella Moore) sleeps, her dream becomes a magical fantasy in the most beautiful place in the world where authentic dancers from all over the world perform for her and her life-size Nutcracker prince: Arabian dancers, Russian Folk Dancers, Spanish Gypsy Flamenco, French street performers, and young Chinese dancers. This journey from childhood to adulthood is traveled in a unique and interesting way this holiday season.
Members of Canyon Movement Company and the cast are also presenting a lecture/demonstration for local School students as part of their community outreach and educational programs.
Flag Live said, “The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet successfully blended … two expectations. The end result was a distinctive combination that gave this performance a personality that could only be seen in a small town like Flagstaff. It was an extremely well-orchestrated family show.”
This performance is supported in part by funds from the City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Community Foundation, and private donors.
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