Document Actions

ACDT Nutcracker & The Mouse King

November 30 & December 1, 2012
7:30 PM


event buy tickets

A great way to kick off the holiday season! Expect the brilliantly unexpected from Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s annual performance of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.  ACDT shocked and surprised audiences last year with their original version of The Nutcracker.  Though The Nutcracker might be the world’s most famous ballet, if it is being performed by ACDT you can guarantee it is something you haven’t seen before.  Their version couldn’t be further from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet.  It is based on the original and much darker story written in 1816 by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann.

“I always want to go back to the original work” artistic co- director Susan Collard says.  “The characters and the story are always so much more interesting.”  Take for example the King and Queen of Sausages who surprised and delighted last year’s audience with delightful humor and the party guests wrapped in gorgeous costumes dancing a wild and wonderful polka. And then there is the famous Mouse King and his lovely wife and their three children creating havoc all over the ballet with magical aerialists flying over head creating a surrealism to visually delight all ages.

This year’s performance features special guest artist Roger Henry Pech of Merida, Mexico as well as the ACDT adult company, White Dog Dance Projects International, and the students of New Studio of Dance. With typical ACDT flair, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will again prove to be a wonderful Christmas story full of adventure, courage and loyalty where love comes alive in a spectacular modern dance experience.

Tickets: Adults $25 • Children, Students & Seniors $20

ALL SEATING IS GENERAL ADMISSION

sendthispagebutton.gif

PERFORMANCES
« April 2014 »
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1234 5
6 7891011 12
1314 15 16 1718 19
20212223242526
27282930

 dwt_dinner_deal_banner_c.jpg

DWT_gift-cert-promo-2012-300px.jpg


Upcoming Events 

The Teetotallers, April 18 at 8pm

Que Entertainment presents Youth Resurrection Celebration

Cathie Ryan, May 2 at 8pm

Sierra Hull, May 3 at 8pm

The Muses of Terpsicorps banner

Asheville Ballet Cinderella banner
Asheville Performing Arts
LiveWire.jpg


 

Personal tools