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Urban Nutcracker Experience 2021

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12150 Morris Road

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Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Ballethnic presents Urban Nutcracker Experience 2021

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Ballethnic’s Urban Nutcracker Experience

Urban Nutcracker is Waverly T. Lucas’ adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet. Set in Atlanta's historic Sweet Auburn community of the ‘40’s -- the production offers a soulful celebration with whimsical characters such as Reggae Ragdolls, the sultry Arabian dance, the spins and leaps of the Black Russians, Mother Spice and her tumbling Spice Drops, the bubbly Coca-Cola Pas de Six, and the elegant Brown Sugar and her Chocolatier. While the contemporary ballet remains true to its classical tradition, Mr. Lucas’ choreography showcases Ballethnic’s signature style -- blending classical ballet with jazz, modern, African, and other ethnic dance. This unique and engaging style creates a fast- paced and upbeat performance which captivates audiences of all ages and cultures. The production is set to the traditional Tchaikovsky score along with adapted music by L. Gerard Reid.

Ballethnic’s Urban Nutcracker Experience features a multicultural cast of aspiring and professional artists, including veteran company members Karla Tyson and Calvin Gentry. They are joined by students from the Ballethnic Youth Ensemble and senior citizens from the H.J.C. Bowden Multi-Purpose Center in East Point.

The production will return to the Legacy Theater where audience members will experience a beautiful space that allows the colorful production to pop off of the LED screen onto the stage. Ballethnic is able to provide a Covid friendly live performance that incorporates the magic of the big screen. Big Mama played by Sheila Spivey brings the story to life.

Urban Nutcracker is generously supported by the Fulton County Arts Council, and the Chestnut Family Foundation.

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12150 Morris Road

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Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Organizer Ballethnic Dance Company

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Increasing artistic opportunities and outlets for the community, Ballethnic \bal-eth-nik\ Dance Company, Inc. is enhancing cultural diversity in dance. The organization is comprised of two components, Ballethnic Dance Company and Ballethnic Academy of Dance. The Company is a classically trained, culturally diverse performing company, while the Academy provides professional training for children and adults.  Through this training program students experience the opportunity to observe professional artists at work and through an audition process are afforded to work alongside gifted professionals including other guest artists.

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