"If you're not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums." --Harford.com
In December 2019, CONNetic Dance celebrated 10 years of its original, creative, and entertaining contemporary ballet production of "The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy." f
Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine, the production 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 must see holiday classic!
"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
"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!"
"A thoroughly original hip-hop revision of Tchaikovsky."--The Hartford Courant
"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