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Choreographer Sets 'The Nutcracker' In 1920s

In Brevard

 

November 7, 2019

Choreographer Thomas Shoemaker works with Brevard Ballet students Jessie Dodson, Grace Gentle and Ada Weaver in preparation for "The Nutcracker," which will be presented at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Brevard High School. (Courtesy photo)

When Thomas Shoemaker first choreographed "The Nutcracker" for Brevard Ballet, he knew it would be a work-in-progress from year to year. With each production, his vision for the ballet has been more fully realized, and as the dancers have matured, new challenges have been added. Now in its fifth year, Brevard Ballet's "Nutcracker" has taken a grand jeté, adding five new dances, including the "Waltz of the Flowers."

This year's performance, featuring 60 local dancers and four guest soloists from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, will be presented on Sunday, Nov....



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