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“Where the Unreal and Real become one”

On Saturday and Sunday, December 18 and 19, 2021 Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) presents “The Nutcracker: El Cascanueces” ballet, both performances are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., and will take place at the Temple and Music and Art.

The Nutcracker, Snowflakes, Sword Fights, and Dancing Dolls. Let your imagination transport you to a land of Magical dancing, and childhood dreams. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands. This full- length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Founders and Artistic Directors Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu. Dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score. The Nutcracker ballet is based on the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale, featuring the magical toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, Claire, her beloved Nutcracker Prince,twirling Snowflakes, and battling mice. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, The Nutcracker ballet will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and waltzing flowers. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters and breathtaking costumes. The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce children and adults of all ages to the power and beauty of classical dance. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this classical ballet continues to enthrall audiences. The Nutcracker is central to many families’ holiday traditions, and continues to inspire the next generation of dancers. This ballet has become an annual tradition for many of our families. Our cast is the most diverse group of dancers in all of Tucson.


Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Tucson, AZ 85701

Show Times

  • December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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