The Colonial Nutcracker
Sun, Dec 11, 2011, 2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Created especially for families with children ages four to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Featuring timeless classics such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story.
Rose Menes’ delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, will captivate audiences of all ages. Dance Theatre in Westchester is a professional company founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Rose Menes. With a repertoire that includes The Colonial Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, the company engages both professional dancers from around the world as well as talented students from throughout the tri-state area for its ballets.
In addition to creating all of the staging and choreography for her company, Ms. Menes has also choreographed several operas including The Merry Widow, Faust, and Orfeo ed Eurydice at theaters ranging from the Williams Center for the Performing Arts in New Jersey to the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.
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