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Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker
Saturday, December 08, 2pm and 7pm | $12 adults, $7 youth.
Join Ashanti Dance Group on Saturday, December 8, 2018 for “The Chocolate Nutcracker”, a spin on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, featuring a score that mixes classical music and jazz.
The Chocolate Nutcracker stays true to the original in its delightful story of a little girl who receives a doll as a holiday gift which magically comes to life and takes her on an amazing adventure. Instead of the land of the Sugar Plum Fairies, the Ashanti Cultural Arts production takes audiences on a trip to Africa. The story is told through a variety of dance and music styles including Gospel, Jazz, African Drumming, and Rhythm & Blues.
The production ends with the audience celebrating with The Junkanoo & African Dancers.
“The Chocolate Nutcracker supports Ashanti’s mission to provide cultural programs to diverse communities. This production gives all children an opportunity to see themselves through the world of dance,” says Linda Houston Jones, founder and president of Ashanti Cultural Arts.