Arts Umbrella Dance Company is bringing a new twist to Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, at Vancouver Playhouse, December 13 – 15, 2019.
Arts Umbrella’s Mixed Nuts has become a holiday tradition of its own as it presents unique interpretation of The Nutcracker. The show is updated each year with works by local choreographers, new sets, costumes and a musical. Arts Umbrella dancers, Vancouver-based choreographers and emerging dance artists all combine their talents for one of the most entertaining shows of the holiday season.
Featuring a variety of dance styles from hip-hop, to ballroom, to the classic grand pas-de-deux, this year’s production mixes old favourites and new pieces choreographed by leading Vancouver and Canadian dancers, including Ballet BC and Kidd Pivot company members.
“This year, we’ve decided to take the show in an even more fun and engaging direction by adopting a theme based around the 1949 board game, Candy Land, “ says Arts Umbrella Dance Artistic Director Artemis Gordon. “In place of the traditional Chinese, Arabian, Russian, and Spanish dances, we have emphasized their candy counterparts to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.”
The second act will feature a candy-inspired set, costume design, and choreography. Expect to see a family-friendly production filled with gingerbread people, candy canes, Hershey kisses, lollipops, chocolates, sugar plums, and cinnamon hearts, along with a panoply of emerging dance artists.
Arts Umbrella’s Mixed Nuts is a fun-filled show, perfect for the whole family. Find show details and tickets online at artsumbrella.com