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Christmas in Charleston

Experience the spirit of
Christmas in Charleston


December 17, 2023


Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 242-3099

DORRANCE DANCE - Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite or, a rhythmaturgical evocation of the super-leviathonic enchantments of Duke and Billy’s supreme adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece that tells a tale of a misunderstood girl who kills a king and meets a queen and don’t forget oooo-gong-chi-gong-sh’-gon’make-itdaddy, and that it ain’t so bad after all

In Nutcracker Suite, explosive tap dance meets your favorite holiday classic. This Nutcracker boogies, slides, struts, and dives into Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Acclaimed choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, along with collaborators Hannah Heller and Josette Wiggan, transform the Gaillard Center stage into a celebration of swingin’ syncopation, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

Support for this program is made possible by generous donors who have committed time and resources to the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Dance Initiative.

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