At the North Texas Dance Company, it’s starting to look like a normal Christmas.
Last year, the dance company chose to cancel the annual production of The Nutcracker or offer another form of performance. With the widespread availability of vaccines and safety protocols, Holiday Classic is back on the stage in North Texas.
The Texas Ballet Theater is performing “The Nutcracker” in Dallas and Fort Worth at two venues where the pandemic protocol is evolving. Starting Friday, the ballet company will be presenting the “Nutcracker” at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. At the Winspear Opera House, all patrons must wear a mask to show evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Performances at Fort Worth’s Bus Performance Hall will begin on December 10. Regular customers over the age of 18 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination and photo ID. If you are under the age of 18 and do not have an ID card, you must be accompanied by an adult with the appropriate ID card. Guests under the age of 12 do not provide negative COVID-19 test results. All patrons are required to wear a mask.
The ballet company has links to the Bus Performance Hall and AT & T Performing Arts Center websites for patrons to learn more about safety protocols.
The Nutcracker is part of the return of the Avant Chamber Ballet to indoor performances.
“I am very grateful to be back in the theater where such a full season is planned,” said ACB Artistic Director Katie Poodle. “I can’t wait for the magic created by dancers, musicians, and spectators after a challenging year.”
This is the second time for Avant Chamber Ballet to present the work of Paul Mejia’s “The Nutcracker”. Sold out when first released in 2019.
A live orchestra conducted by Brad Koyer, this is the only complete production of “The Nutcracker” with live music in the Dallas Arts District. Avant Chamber Ballet professional dancers and cast of big children will perform a holiday classic at the Moody Performance Hall from December 9th to 12th.
The Dallas Black Dance Academy announces its fourth annual “Espresso Nutcracker”. The entire Dallas Black Dance Theater 2020 season was virtual. This year’s Espresso Nutcracker live performance will be complemented by livestreaming and on-demand viewing options.
DBD Academy Director Katricia Eagle choreographed this year’s work with the help of an Academy Ballet Instructor for Levels 1-4 students in the Pre-Professional Division. Academy students play all the important roles in the “Espresso Nutcracker”, where professional dancers from the Dallas Black Dance Theater play the adult characters of mother, father and Drosselmeier.
“I was inspired by the creation and production of the Dallas Black Dance Academy’s” Espresso Nutcracker, “so academy students were able to participate in the Nutcracker tradition,” said Catholicia.・ Eaglen said. “We are delighted to be able to re-enter the theater and share how the students have grown while effectively training during the 2020-2021 season.”
Ellington uses traditional Tchaikovsky music alongside Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Fantasy” track, choosing an Ellington track that is still recognizable in the original work. She added narration to her performance to unravel the mysteries and magic of the story. Eaglin has also added African dances to the Land of Sweets Act, including the original Spanish, Arabian, Chinese and Russian dances.
“Espresso Nutcracker” will be performed at the Majestic Theater in Dallas on December 11th.
The Eiseman Performing Arts and Corporate Presentation Center in Richardson is the Grand Central Station for The Nutcracker, which hosts several of the holiday’s favorite works.
Highly recommended for patrons, this year’s celebration circuit begins in mid-November and continues through December. Chamberlet Ballet will be produced from November 26th to 28th. The Royal Ballet Dance Academy is December 4-5. Dallas Repertory Ballet will be produced from December 10th to 12th. The “Nutcracker” of the Tuser Ballet is December 18-19. The Colin County Ballet Theater concludes the holiday series with performances from December 21st to 22nd.
North Central Ballet unveiled its 27th year Nutcracker, turning pandemic adjustments into a fun tradition. In 2020, the ballet company decided to perform “The Nutcracker” outdoors. Its popularity was worth playing repeatedly.
Ballet Artistic Director Les Jordan said: “Now we continue this new tradition, where families can enjoy holiday activities together in a safer park.”
This work combines Tchaikovsky’s famous scores with digital technology to create a scenic background.
“Our full-length work isn’t a theater, but the audience is treated to the traditional elements they love,” Jordan said. “Family can start the holiday season with an important” Nutcracker “that is socially distant. “
The North Center Ballet “The Nutcracker” will be performed at Grapevine’s Meadows Park from December 3rd to 6th.