Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Nutcracker

    Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Nutcracker

    12/13/2014 | Saturday | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Long Center
    701 W. Riverside Drive
    Austin,TX 78704

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    Tapestry’s unique and highly popular take on the holiday classic. With the live music of our incredible jazz ensemble led by Masumi Jones (Austin’s “best drummer” 2014) , this one-of-a-kind evening includes all aspects of Tapestry Dance Company and Academy including the professional company, Visions In Rhythm (pre-professional company), Tapestry Too! (TDC’s Amateur Adult Company) and members of the children’s academy. The story to Of Mice and Music ought to be as recognizable to fans of the classic Nutcracker as those Tchaikovsky melodies will be, albeit with tweaks that suit this particular dance company. Clara and the Nutcracker will do a soft-shoe together. The individual solos in the Land of the Sweets will showcase the improvisational skills of the Tapestry company members. And that battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker? It’ll be a tap challenge performed to Charles Mingus’ classic “Haitian Fight Song.” “The Mouse King won’t necessarily lose,” says Gray. “He’ll just say, ‘You earned your spot.’

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