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CMC presents The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet
December 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Photos by Brian Klimowski and Robin Silver
The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet ~ a 21st Century Interpretation of the Holiday Classic. December 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. 11:00 am matinee on the 13th. NEW LOCATION!!! Coconino High School Main Auditorium (north end)
$16/general, $12/child-student www.brownpapertickets.com/event/923038
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 eleventh annual production of the Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet this December. Partnering with Canyon Dance Academy, Velocity Dance Company, and Rakasaat, as well as Flagstaff Aerial Arts, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
This fabulous show has MOVED to a NEW LOCATION: Coconino High School Main Auditorium! New special effects, and updated choreography, new cast members and other surprises are in store. Enhanced contemporary costumes, a cast of over 50, 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!
Canyon Movement Company dancers/choreographers include director Cori Wall, Sarah Thomas, Jessica Taylor, Stacia Simonsen, Nathaniel and Karli Haviland. Additional choreographers include Eric Walden.
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 brother Fritz breaks the doll and Clara’s heart. As Clara (Alyssa McGuire) 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, Ukrainian 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, and private donors.
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