Shchelkunchik Dec. 8, 9,10,11

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Suchu Dance says
Suchu Dance
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Shchelkunchik
December 8-11
December 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 pm
December 11 at 3:00 pm
At MATCH
3400 Main Street
All performances $25
www.suchudance.org

Back by popular demand, Suchu Dance is pleased to present Shchelkunchik, our popular and hilarious deconstructed Nutcracker.

Did you know the plot line of the Nutcracker that we all see during the Holidays is only half the story? Did you know there is a Mouse Queen with a vendetta? Did you know that the Nutcracker himself has an unusual backstory? What’s the significance of not enough fat?

Suchu Dance Director, Jennifer Wood never understood the plot of the Nutcracker. “I just didn’t get what was going on. Why is the mouse guy fighting with the nutcracker guy? Well, it turns out we were only getting half of the story all this time. In our version, you finally get the full picture of what is going on.”

Based on the original E.T.A. Hoffmann story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and the Alexander Dumas adaptation The Nutcracker,” Suchu Dance tells the story like it is.

Archival dance films were used as source material in the creation of Shchelkunchik. These films are the earliest known films of dance ranging from 1894-1925.

The original production of the Nutcracker premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Shchelkunchik is the transliteration of the Russian word for nutcracker, and the title of the original production.
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By: Suchu Dance

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