"If you're not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums." --Harford.com
The spice in your holiday season is back!
December 20-22, 2019
"Transcendent, whimsical fun!"
"The troupe has gained a reputation for being innovative and different, as anyone who's attended their now annaul production of 'The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' can attest." --CT NOW
"Nutcracker Suite & Spicy" is certainly different, a jazzy variation in the midst of a season full of traditional "Nutcrackers." --The Hartford Courant
"Carolyn Paine, is almost always on her toes. The entrepreneur/actor/ dancer/comedian extraordinaire has years of dancing under her belt and a relentless creative streak."- Innovation Destination
"Modern versions of The Nutcracker – from Jennifer Weber's "Hip Hop Nutcracker," to Mark Morris’ "The Hard Nut" to CONNetic Dance’s "Nutcracker Suite & Spicy" mix up the classic with new movement, settings and design elements."--Dance Informa
"[Paine] has put her own spin on it, bending the rules of genre and form until she has a fairly new work that’s still dripping nostalgia.....It's also fun. Like really fun." ---New Haven Arts
Celebrating its 10th season, CONNetic Dance's original, creative, and entertaining contemporary ballet production of "The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy" features the company's signature style of fusing ballet, modern, ballroom, tap, jazz, and hip hop with a sense of humor to create a unique show that is fun and accessible for audiences of all ages and is truly a Hartford holiday classic!
Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine, the production features a talented and diverse cast of professional dancers.