Odyssey Dance Theatre, for the seventh year in a row, will present Redux Nutcracker December 17 – 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. This is an updated version of the beloved holiday classic. Redux means to redo and this is exactly what ODT has done. Darryl Yeager brings this production to life in the present day, with the original Tchaikovsky score re-imagined and arranged in a pop/hip-hop style.
Imagine Clara as the young lady whose imagination is inspired by the technological advances of today and is drawn into her smartphone to a magical world where Drosselmeyer drives a DeLorean, the soldiers are actually robots, and the gangsta mice have a hip-hop swagga.
If you have been to any productions of Odyssey Dance Theatre, then you already know that they are known for adding their own flair to classic productions. They have done this in the past with Thriller, Romeo+Juliet, Giselle and many more.
If you are looking for a new holiday tradition this year, than this is the one for you. ODT’s Re-Dux Nutcracker will make a great family outing, girls night out, date night, or even a great idea for an office holiday outing. ODT is a wonderful dance company to support. And really- what’s not to like about gangsta mice and a DeLorean?
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