Odyssey Dance Theater reimagines classic with ‘Redux Nut-Cracker’; win tickets

ST. GEORGE — Odyssey Dance Theatre has a habit of transporting things past into present-day, this year taking on the classic holiday ballet, infusing it with a little pop and hip-hop and performing its own masterpiece, “Redux Nut-Cracker.”

Odyssey Dance Theatre will perform “Redux Nut-Cracker” at the Cox Performing Arts Center in St. George, Utah, Dec. 4-5, 2017 | Images courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre and Dixie State University, St. George News

Audiences who have been to one too many Nutcrackers will want to see this new invention in which Clara, a young lady with an imagination inspired by today’s technology – her smartphone, of course – is drawn into a magical world. Drosselmeyer drives a DeLorean, the soldiers are actually robots and gangsta mice have a hip-hop swagga. All to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s original score, reimagined and rearranged into that pop/hip-hop style.

See a preview of the show in video up top.

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s performances will be given in St. George on Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center on Dixie State University campus.

“Redux Nut-Cracker” promises an updated visual feast full of surprises, as it has done in years past with “Giselle” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Tickets are on sale now at prices ranging between $20-$35 and can be purchased online or at the box office located at the Cox Performing Arts Center on Dixie State University campus, 325 S. 700 East, St. George.

This shot from a preview video of “ReduxNut-Cracker” shows gangsta mice with a hip-hop swagga, the company’s reimagination of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Redux will be performed at the Cox Performing Arts Center in St. George, Utah, Dec. 4 and 5, 2017 | Image from Odyssey Dance Theatre YouTube, St. George News

St. George News will be giving away a family four-pack of tickets for each night of the performance. Enter to win here.

About Odyssey Dance Theatre

Odyssey Dance Theatre has the following awards and recognitions to its credit: Best of State in Dance for 12 years in a row; Best of State of all Arts and Entertainment in 2007 and 2015; Best Choreographer 2009 for Odyssey Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2010 for former Odyssey Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Eldon Johnson; Best Individual Dancer 2012 for Odyssey Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Veronica Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2013 for former Odyssey Principal Dancer Dayna Marshall; and Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012 for Odyssey 2.

Odyssey Dance Theatre performs to critical acclaim and standing ovations at home and on tour, nationally and internationally, most notably coinciding with the Beijing Summer Olympics.

To learn more about Odyssey Dance Theater, visit the company’s website.

Event details

  • What: Odyssey Dance “Redux Nut-Cracker.”
  • When: Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 S. University Blvd. (700 East), St. George.
  • Cost: $20-$35
  • Purchase tickets: Online or at the box office located in the Cox Performing Arts Center.
  • Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets on St. George News here.
  • Resources: Odyssey Dance Theatre website.

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