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Dorrance Dance

The Nutcracker Suite

December 8 – 9, 2023
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

Tap superstar and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance “is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer." (The New York Times) In this Philadelphia premiere, tap dance meets holiday favorites from The Nutcracker Suite boasting boogies, slides, struts and dives into Duke Ellington’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Get ready to enter a world of jazz, swingin’ syncopation and vernacular sugar, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

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Dec 8:
Stay after the performance for a post-show talk with Michelle Dorrance, Hannah Heller, and Josette Wiggan, moderated by Pamela Hetherington, Director of The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble and Sound Space Performing Arts.

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Photo credit: Christopher Duggan