THE NUTCRACKER DOLL
“ A modern take on a beloved holiday classic that goes beyond the boundaries of gender and identity “
Choreography: Xing Bang Fu
Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Set & Costumes: Simon Sylvain Lalonde
Lighting: Eric Chan
December 20 – 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Xing Dance Studio Theatre: 452 College Street (corner of College & Bathurst)
Tickets: Adult / $28 Student/Senior $20
In celebration of Xing Dance Theatre’s 30th Anniversary, Xing Bang Fu presents a new interpretation of the beloved holiday classic. For over three decades, Xing continues to share his message of personal and artistic journey that continues to have a positive impact on the local community.
Clara’s dream in the Nutcracker Doll is a journey of exploration of gender identity experiences through realms of colorful divertissements and adventures, where she gains awareness and personal spiritual growth. When Clara awakens and realizes nothing has changed except herself, she sees beauty everywhere, feels empowered and at peace.
Xing guides the audience through Clara’s journey using a choreographed fusion of dance styles, ranging from Asian movement to contemporary characterized by fluid forms and shapes, to classical ballet that is interpreted by traditional positions and forms.