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Ballet INitiative’s Nutcracker with a Twist brings Sugar and Spice to a holiday favorite!

Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist! At a Christmas party in 1920, Clara receives a nutcracker doll and dreams that she comes to life to take her to the beautiful fantasy world full of sugary delights, the Land of Sweets. Set to both the original Tchaikovsky score and Duke Ellington’s jazzy suite, you’ll enjoy tapping soldiers, whirling snowflakes, and the Sugar Plum Fairy along with Charleston’s, flappers, and of course, jazz!

Join Ballet INitiative December 16th and 17th at 7:30pm and December 18th at 2pm for a special twist on a holiday favorite. Fun for the whole family!

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December 18, 2022


The Basile Theatre at The Athenaeum
401 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Ballet INitiative is a project-based dance collective including multiple styles with roots in ballet serving the greater Indianapolis area founded in 2020 by five local dancers. The collective takes the art of ballet and modernizes it to reflect today’s social climate and public interests to create revitalized dance performances for the community. Ballet INitiative’s main goal is making the typical professional dance workplace a positive, updated, and artist-driven environment. We are a safe space for dancers and artists in need of a home, and collaborate often with other local Indianapolis dancers, musicians, photographers, visual artists, and actors.

bINnovative: Relying on ballet backgrounds to update the art form for today’s global climate
bINclusive: Breaking exclusivity by offering performances and opportunities to all in the community regardless of income or class
bINspired: Joining forces with local artists and organizations to create an artist-driven environment and well-rounded full works

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Ballet INitiative
9401 N. Meridian St.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana 46260

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