La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
212.475.7710

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p




THE SHELL-SHOCKED NUT

January 3 – January 5, 2014


7pm | Friday, January 3 
3pm | Saturday, January 4 
3pm | Sunday, January 5

An Alternative Adaptation of The Nutcracker, set in the East Village, inspired by true stories.

Conceived and directed by Martha Tornay, Artistic Director. East Village Dance Project

with choreography and direction by Dante Brown, Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski, Martha Tornay, Hilary McDaniel-Douglas, Naomi Goldberg-Haas in collaboration with the performers

 

Performed by 25 youth performers (age 4-19)  from East Village Dance Project, and a group of professional performers, including Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, Project in Motion, and a host of East Village luminaries and guest artists.
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Clare Farris, Duke Ellington, Steve Wonder, David Lowery, The Ramones and more…
Set by Donald Eastman
Lighting: Juan Merchan
Sound design: Tim Schellenbaum
Costumes: The company
In association with by GOH Productions – Bonnie Sue Stein.

The premiere is very loosely based on E.T. Hoffman’s Nutcracker, set in the East Village, with the urban theme of Post traumatic stress and the joy of being alive.  Two main characters: — A War Vet and an elementary school student –travel the familiar streets and locations in the Tompkins Square Park area and meet characters of all sorts.

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photo credit: Hugh Burckhardt

Students from East Village Dance Project in THE SHELL-SHOCKED NUT
Sarah Macken (standing) / Afinatou Thiam (bench)

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photo credit: Hugh Burckhardt

Students from East Village Dance Project in THE SHELL-SHOCKED NUT.
Afinatou Thiam (holding balloons) / Franky Kramer-John (standing)

 

 


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