The Nutcracker
Mission Dance Company presents

The Nutcracker

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Dec 20, 2022 At 7:30pm
22 12 20 The Nutcracker Poster 500

$42 Adult
$25 Senior 60+
$25 Student (ID Required)
$12 Child 12 & Under

Artistic Director/Producer, Tanya Vadurova is pleased to announce: MISSION DANCE COMPANY will be bringing their annual enchanting and beautiful production of “THE NUTCRACKER” on tour to the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre this December.

Tanya was personally inspired at a young age after meeting a European extraordinary ballet star and began her passionate journey training & performing at the prestigious National Ballet School in Toronto and later in Europe to further develop her expertise in ballet, flamenco, and modern dance.

Tanya dedicated 18 years to create and build Mission Dance Centre; now a school and a dance academy in Kelowna, BC, coupled with a performing company mentoring the heart-driven dream to dance professionally and for athletic/musical discipline.

Come and join Mission Dance Company as they present this performance featuring their accomplished and passionate dancers, magical, larger than life, growing Christmas tree plus narration that will enhance the understanding of this classic story. You are taken back in time with the majestic dancing of the party guests & children, and lively seasonal celebrations in which we witness the magic and surprising eccentricity of Uncle Drosslemeyer who brings many gifts including the special life size toys to entertain the party guests. He also brings his special creation of the very magnificent gift of the Nutcracker to Clara while her mischievous little brother, Fritz, plots to disrupt the evening. The performers will have their audience in a state of suspense and laughter throughout the entirety of the show.

Feel the joy of the season through dance and this age old tale as you follow young Clara through her extraordinary dream of an adventure. Witness the exquisite Sugar-Plum Fairy and her Prince, the dancing reindeer, silly clowns and the exciting battle between the pestering mice and the Nutcracker Soldier’s devoted army. Mission Dance Company makes this tradition child-friendly yet entertaining for all generations and an exciting display of the arts. It is a high-quality and exciting production you do not want to miss!

All audience members will be swept away in time by the magic of this age old tale in this production featuring not only the spectacular dancing of internationally acclaimed guest artist, Kealan McLaughlin, with his dynamic athleticism and artistry, but also, by the impressive young dancers as they all fill the stage on their toes …leaving everyone to wonder how they can balance and twirl on just the tip of their special pointe shoes. Child friendly yet entertaining for all generations. A story full of so many characters to enjoy: fun, suspenseful, beautiful, eccentric, kind, ridiculous, mischievous, charming.

A 2 hour event which includes the performance plus so many extras special offerings:

- “Gifts for the Season” Silent Auction
- Picture taking with the stars (by donation)
- Poster signing by your favourite characters (by donation)

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