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A Culture Shock Nutcracker Sneak Peek

A Culture Shock Nutcracker Sneak Peek

Saturday, December 23, 2017
1:30 p.m.  and 3:30 p.m.

Copley Plaza at The Old Globe

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our work each day is to make theatre matter to more people! We invite friends, families, and dance fans to our free AXIS event, A Culture Shock Nutcracker Sneak Peek, on Saturday, December 23, with pop-up performances at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This high-energy event will take place on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, preceding the 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p. m. performances of the Globe’s 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

A Culture Shock Nutcracker Sneak Peek will include The Snow Scene, choreographed by Shanara Lennox and Igi Echave, featuring intermediate- and advanced-level Culture Shock dancers trained in all styles of dance, including hip-hop, freestyle, breaking, popping, jazz, ballet, contemporary rhythms, and gymnastics!

The Snow Scene takes place after a huge battle takes place between the Rat Army and the Nutcracker Army. The Nutcracker and Clara make their way through an enchanted magical forest where they run into a jolly snowman, his sweet magical snowflakes, and snow angels. They dance around in delight in the beautiful snow-filled forest.

“We are thrilled to present Culture Shock’s dynamic rendition of The Nutcracker as part of the Globe’s AXIS program,” said Director of Arts Engagement Freedome Bradley-Ballentine. “This free sneak peek of their full performance will be an exciting way to further activate our plaza and share this mash-up of different dance styles with both our theatre and park communities. We have looked forward to this collaboration all year. It’s a great way to wrap up a really successful season.”

AXIS is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.