Nuts & Crackers 2009

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Press release from the Fort Wayne Dance Collective:

Nuts & Crackers 2009 — An alternative holiday dance performance by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Fort Wayne Dance Collective is proud to present Nuts & Crackers, a dance performance featuring students from the Fall 2009 semester of classes. Performance ages range from 3 year old Creative Movement students, to adult modern dancers.

The performance features a wide range of choreography! Here is a sampling of what is being performed:

  • 3-5 year-olds performing “To Catch a Santa,” features little mischief-makers going after Santa’s goodies. Features 8 year-old Clara as Santa.
  • The Red Towel Dance, performed by 8-10 year-olds, based on original drawings by Remy Charlip to The Carol of the Bells.
  • “Four Minutes”, a piece created by FWDC Artistic Director Liz Monnier. Guess how long it is?
  • “Ophelia’s Dance”, featuring Jordana bint Zweena and bellydancers.
  • “The Green Isle in the Sea”, a dance based on a fable by James Thurber. The dance was created in 1985 by Jim Tyler, a dancer, choreographer, and performer from San Francisco and close friend of FWDC who died of AIDS-related complications in 1989. It is being revived in honor of the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Task Force.

Performances are Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, and are on sale by calling the Fort Wayne Dance Collective

office at (260) 424-6574 or by emailing

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