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Interview: Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker rings in the holiday season at Hancher

Illustration from ‘Wonderstruck,’ by Brian Selznick

The Nutcracker Hancher Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. In 1987, Chicago’s renowned Joffrey Ballet premiered their version of The Nutcracker at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium. Now, nearly 30 years later, they’ve […]

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Essay: On ‘The Nutcracker’ and ballet’s diversity problem

The Nutcracker The Englert Theatre ($16-$18) Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre ($87-$128) Sat., Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker has a wild and complicated history. The original creepy tale by […]

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