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A Christmas Classic "Marches Forward" into the 21st Century


December 9, 2021

Photo courtesy of JoJean Retrum

Ella Ginocchio, daughter of David and Martha, is performing in the Opening of Act 2 in Angels in Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker.

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" has been a Christmastime staple since its American debut in the mid 1900s. The magical, action packed story immediately charmed audiences and has been the subject of countless adaptations over time; the ballet has moved from the stage to film and Tchaikovsky's famous score remixed to evolve with modern technology and audiences.

Dance Wisconsin intends to do just that with their 44th performance of the show: bring it into the modern era with new costuming, choreography, and concepts.

The tagline of this year's Nutcracker, "Marching Forward", has a double mean...

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