"If you're not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums." --Harford.com
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Our rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine is returning to delight audiences with a free virtual stream this year.
Beginning December 11, the critically acclaimed production alongside the documentary film created about it by Cine Verite Producitons will be presented in partnership with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
The steam will be available through December 31.
This production has truly become a staple in the holiday season for CT and we are very excited to utilize this opportunity of streaming the show online to allow it to reach a broader audience globally.
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What the critics have to say about Nutcracker Suite & Spicy:
"[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
"Like a snowglobe — this approach shook things up and settled them back down somewhere new.....This was a Nutcracker for the 21st century across issues of aesthetics, race, gender, social dynamics, and far more."
"Transcendent, whimsical fun!"
"Truly dynamic production from the dance choreography all the way down to the costumes." --NBC CT Live!
"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
"A thoroughly original hip-hop revision of Tchaikovsky."--The Hartford Courant
"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
"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