Tapestry Dance Company presents the Of Mice & Music — A Jazz Tap Nutcracker, celebrating its 10th Anniversary, December 12 - 22 in Rollins Studio Theatre.
Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Tapestry Dance Company with this Austintatious rhythm tap and jazz spin on the beloved yuletide story, The Nutcracker.
This Tapestry tradition which premiered to rave reviews and standing ovations last season, OF MICE AND MUSIC unites the company’s professional dancers with the rising stars of its pre-apprentice youth company Visions in Rhythm and the children, youth and adults who study with its dance academy to share a love for rhythm and movement that only Tapestry Dance Company can bring to the stage!
OF MICE AND MUSIC —A Jazz Tap Nutcracker is performed to a jazzed-up version of the original Tchaikovsky score and beloved jazz classics. This delightfully entertaining musical score is played live with some of the Austin’s best jazz musicians including Masumi Jones on drums, Eddy Hobizal on piano and Michael Stevens on bass.
Tapestry Artistic Director and National Tap Hall of Famer, Acia Gray takes the “Drosselmeyer” role from the original story as Ms. Bon Marche, a dance diva who introduces little Clara to a world of dance by giving her a pair of TAP SHOES and the journey begins with the Mouse King and his powerful style of contemporary rhythm tap leads an army of tapping mice in their battle against The Nutcracker.
Of course, the traditional second act solos, including Spanish, Chinese and Russian, are brought into the world of contemporary movement and tap dance along with tap classics such as the infamous “Walk Around” by Tony Award-winning choreographer Charles “Honi” Coles, reworked into a new take on “Snow.”
“If you’re looking for something Chrstmas’y with a touch of modern this season, look no further than Tapestry’s production “Of Mice & Music”! – The Austin American Statesman
Best of all, it’s only an hour-long that leaves you time to go shopping for those tap shoes!
- Student tickets are available, including college students with valid ID.
ABOUT TAPESTRY DANCE COMPANY
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary and a Long Center Resident Company, Tapestry Dance is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education, and is home to the only full-time, repertory tap dance company in North America. TDC is home to resident artists from around the glove, one of the oldest annual international tap dance festivals in the world, education outreach programs as well as a pre-professional and adult training facility sharing the unique training syllabus of founders Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand with a new location at 2015 East Riverside Drive here in Austin. Visit tapestry.org for more info.
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.