A funky twist on a holiday classic
Created by Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director of Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM, the Montana production first performed in Helena in 2013 and is now an annual favorite at the Helena Civic Center over Thanksgiving weekend.
This unique community based, rock-n-roll rendition of the traditional Nutcracker features the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and more, while taking audiences on thrilling journey through the decades. One exciting scene after another showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles, including its particularly inspiring Snow Scene, highlighting creative partnerships and collaborations between dancers of all abilities, including several with disabilities dancing from their wheelchairs or using other forms of assistance.
Open auditions for Nutcracker on the Rocks take place in early September, welcoming beginners to professionals, ages 7-adult, of all abilities. Audition sign-ups begin mid August. Watch for more details to come!
Special thanks to our 2017 Nutcracker on the Rocks sponsors:
Montana Television Network - KXLH & KTVH
Big Sky Chiropractic Heller Homes