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Scenes from the Nutcracker Returns!

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:23 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 5:01 PM ]
Many performances are sold out. Please email bonnie@darienarts.org for availability.

The Nutcracker comes to life once again, as the DAC's dance companies join together to enchant audiences of all ages at our annual production of Scenes from the Nutcracker. This Tchaikovsky holiday classic is abbreviated to an hour-long narrated show, specifically geared for young audiences. Children get to sit up close and are invited to meet and greet the characters after the performance.

The show, a Darien favorite since 2002, provides an appealing introduction to attending dance performances for the younger set. “The Nutcracker was written for children,” says DAC Dance Director and show choreographer Bonnie Gombos, “It’s a fabulous adventure that also exposes audiences to different kinds of dancing and it’s a great opportunity to spark an interest in dance. The original version is just a bit long for little ones, so we’ve adapted Scenes from the Nutcracker keeping them in mind.”

This year’s production features new dances and colorful costumes, guaranteed to delight all audience members. The dances consist of members from the DAC dance department’s junior, senior and adult companies.

Performances of Scenes from the Nutcracker take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall. Available show times are December 9, 15 and 16 at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Reservations are highly recommended, as performances sell out quickly for this popular annual tradition. 
Call the DAC at (203) 655-8683 or email Bonnie@darienarts.org to RSVP for Scenes from the Nutcracker. 

The DAC’s Visual Arts department is offering two Holiday Craft Workshops for ages 6-12, between Nutcracker performances, on Saturday, December 8th and Saturday, December 15th from 1:15 pm. to 2:30 p.m. in the DAC Visual Arts Studio. Participants will create 3 holiday projects perfect for gift giving or home décor that include a snowman decoration, a holiday candy jar and Christmas ornament. 
Fee for the workshop is $35. A discounted rate of $45 that includes the Craft Workshop and a ticket for Scenes from the Nutcracker is available by emailing emily@darienarts.org
FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER for the Holiday Craft Workshops here or call (203) 655-8683.