‘The Nutcracker’ hits stage at Colorado Mesa University

NICHOLAS WALKER/Special to the Sentinel Absolute Dance’s production of “The Nutcracker” ballet will be performed at various times Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 19–22, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University.



NICHOLAS WALKER/Special to the Sentinel Absolute Dance’s production of “The Nutcracker” ballet will be performed at various times Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 19–22, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University.



Tchaikovsky’s beloved work “The Nutcracker” will be presented by Absolute Dance on Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 19–22, with a special Sugar Plum Party, following the matinee performances.

The full-length ballet performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 19–21, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21–22, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St.

Sixty dancers and more than 100 eye-catching costumes will bring Tchaikovsky’s classic to life.

“The whole family will fall in love with this holiday ballet classic featuring dazzling sets and costumes, charming characters and beautiful choreography set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic arrangement,” said a news release from Absolute Dance.

Absolute Dance’s ballet performance is choreographed by ballet master Anthony Noa, who has worked in the field of dance for more than 30 years in the United States and abroad, the release said.

Noa has worked with choreographers George Balanchine and Rudolf Nureyev as well as with the Serbian National Theater, the Berlin Ballet and Ballet Austin.

A limited number of tickets are available for the Sugar Plum Party, which will follow the 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday performances. Party ticket holders will get a backstage pass to meet and have photos taken with a few of the cast members and partake in a light reception of cookies and punch.

Tickets to “The Nutcracker” cost $15–$30. Reserved seating tickets are available at absolutedancegj.com, at the Absolute Dance office, 417 Monument Road, and by phone, 255-8322.


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