Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Celtic Nutcracker 2014

LOCATION: Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMASS Amherst
DATE: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
TIMES:2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

If you are NOT CURRENTLY attending the Wednesday Celtic Group class (aka Celtic Fingers), you will need to join to perform in the Nutcracker!  Group Classes cost $25 per week, meeting 7-8:30 weekly.
The Group Rehearsal Dates with dancers will be at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, MA:

    Tuesday, Nov 18 5-6pm
    Saturday, Nov 22 12-1pm
    Saturday, Dec 6 12-3 - full dress w/final bow

Experience the story of the Nutcracker told through Celtic Dance from the perspective of a young girl living in a cottage in Ireland. The journey takes her to Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth, where she finds herself transformed into a princess and receives gifts from Scottish Sword Dancers, Cornish Dancers and meets a few leprechauns along the way.
In the second half of the show, instead of gifts from Arabia and China, we have gifts from the Celtic nations, such as Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man and Cornwall.

While the majority of the show is choreographed with original choreography to the recorded music of Tchaikovsky, there will be live Celtic music in the first act with Celtic Fingers: a student group class from the Celtic Music Academy of Massachusetts!

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