The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Owen/Cox Dance Group
with The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City
December 7, 2012
Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
December 22, 2012
Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO--purchase tickets here
The Owen/Cox Dance Group brings together a "who's who" of Kansas City artists and musicians to breathe new life into an old classic. Fifteen musicians of the People's Liberation Big Band, horn sculptor Mark Southerland, artist Peregrine Honig, and students from the Paseo Academy of the Performing Arts join in presenting a familiar story that turns out to be not so familiar after all. Returning to the original and notably darker E.T.A Hoffman story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), this production will feature original music and radical rearrangements of Tchaikovsky melodies created by a host of innovative Kansas City jazz musicians, as well as the award-winning choreography of Jennifer Owen. Catch a sneak preview and reception December 16th!