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Part 14: Winter Traditions

November 5, 2017

In the Ordway’s Target Atrium

One quintessential winter holiday tradition, the Nutcracker ballet, has been reinterpreted several times over. In the Twin Cities, we have seen it throughout the years reduced into a drunken one-man show, stretched into a parade of the children’s talents, and twisted into a sexy provocation in lingerie. While not the only way dance finds its way into our winter holiday traditions, local choreographers share how they use dance to bring communities together for artistic and cultural celebrations at the end of each calendar year.

With Alberto Justiniano, Derek Phillips, Elizabeth Simonson and April Sellers, and documented by Kristin Van Loon and Flywheel Media Productions

Map photo by Alice Gebura

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