A&A Ballet presents its annual Nutcracker with an “Art Deco” stylistic approach at the Studebaker Theater, Dec. 6 - 8
A&A BALLET, under the artistic direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, has announced its third annual performance of “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” which will be performed at Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre at 410 S. Michigan Ave, with multiple performances through Dec. 6 – 8. Aside from impeccable young talent, this year’s production features a new character inspired by modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller, grander acts and added scenes in collaborations with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre and Vitrychenko Gymnastics Academy.
Set in 1920s America, Kremnev's “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday favorite with costume and set design inspired by the unique sophistication of the Art Deco era. Compared to the previous productions, the choreography has been reworked to incorporate a new character inspired by Chicago’s modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller. In collaboration with Vitrychenko Gymnastics Academy, operated by bronze Olympic medalist, Olena Vitrychenko, acrobats will be incorporated in the Mother Ginger scene.