Well, here we are--another season of Nutcracker! Dancers are dancing, seamstresses are mending, and of course, we are kicking off our first fundraiser of the season!
Each year, we create a souvenir t-shirt to represent our cast of dancers. This year “perception” is our theme. Our audience may take a quick look into our world and see dancers perfectly composed, perched upon their pedestals of pointe shoes, moving gracefully across the stage. While we may give a performance that is effortless and lovely, the reality is a bit livelier than that!
Nutcracker, for most dancers, is the pinnacle of the holiday season. The holiday season is surely about family and friends, but for a dancer, it’s also a chance to bring joy and merriment to others. For two to three month a year, they commit themselves to a grueling rehearsal schedule that keeps them dancing for long hours to pull together a show that embodies the magic of the holiday season; it is their holiday gift to you.
One of my favorite attributes of North Atlantic Dance Theatre is our humility. We are serious artists that produce quality performances for our audiences, however; we are not above having a most enjoyable time along the way. Our rehearsals are often riddled with laughter, sweat, more laughter, and satisfaction.
For the t-shirt this year, we chose a freeze-frame image of the cast in a holiday brawl, reminiscent of our slow-motion battle scene from our production of the Nutcracker.
Hoping you all enjoy the magic of the Nutcracker season and all the laughs along the way. We would like to thank you for your generosity and support.