By Susie Carlson
Odyssey Dance Theatre will perform “The ReduxNut-Cracker” throughout December at four locations in Utah: Dec. 1 and 2 at the Val Browning Center at Weber State University (weberstatetickets.com), Dec. 4 and 5 at the Cox Performing Arts Center at DSU, Dec. 11 at the Sevier Valley Center for the Arts (svc.snow.edu), and Dec 13–23 at Kingsbury Hall (tickets.utah.edu).
Odyssey Dance Theatre does it again and will present its own version of the holiday dance classic “The Nutcracker.” As they have successfully done to other great classics such as “Giselle” and “Romeo and Juliet” to rave reviews from across the globe, for the fifth year Odyssey Dance Theatre brings this production to life in the present day with the original Tchaikovsky score re-imagined and arranged in a pop/hip hop style!
Imagine Clara as the young lady whose imagination is inspired by the technological advances of today and is drawn into her smartphone to a magical world where Drosselmeyer drives a DeLorean, the soldiers are actually robots, and the gangsta mice have a hip hop swagga.
If you’ve been to one too many Nutcrackers, then this is the one you will want to see — re-imagined, updated, and a visual feast full of surprises.
Go to odysseydance.com for tickets, discounts and show information. It is as only Odyssey Dance Theatre can create — “The ReduxNut-Cracker”!
Winner of Best of State in Dance for twelve years in a row; Best of State of all Arts and Entertainment 2007 and 2015; Best Choreographer 2009 Odyssey founder and artistic director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2010 former Odyssey associate artistic director/principal dancer Eldon Johnson; Best Individual Dancer 2012 Odyssey associate artistic director/principal dancer Veronica Yeager, Best Individual Dancer 2013 former Odyssey principal dancer Dayna Marshall; and Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012 Odyssey 2, Odyssey Dance Theatre performs to critical acclaim and standing ovations at home and on tour, nationally and internationally, most notably coinciding with the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Odyssey Dance Theatre is funded in part by Zoo, Arts and Parks.