Nutcracker on the Rocks
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Created by Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director of Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM, this community based, rock-n-roll rendition of the classic holiday tale features the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and more along with a roaring Harley Davidson on stage! One exciting scene after another showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles as audiences are taken on a thrilling journey through the decades, including the roaring 20’s, a sock hop of the 50’s, and flower power of the 60’s.
Artistically blending beginners to professionals in creative partnerships and energetic collaborations this powerful performance seamlessly weaves people of all abilities, including those dancing from their wheelchairs, into the fabric of the choreography.
Exhilarated audiences have experienced heart-warming joy and tears of inspiration upon witnessing the diversity of the cast, the energy leaping out from the stage, and visions of unlimited possibilities.
Originating in Albuquerque, NM, and performed there for 20 years, Helena now holds the prestigious honor of being the only location where this innovative production is staged.
This year's show will be Saturday, November 25 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 26 a 2:00pm at the Helena Civic Center.
Cohesion Dance Project's presents
Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm (Q&A to follow)
Saturday, May 20 at 3:30pm (sign language interpretation, Q&A to follow)
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21 at 2pm
Cohesion Dance Project presents Montana Roots, a new evening-length work conceived by international choreographer/performance artist and Cohesion’s 2023 Artist-in-Residence, Hannah Grace. Montana Roots is a visceral, playful and touching performance that explores humanity's cyclic patterns of nervous system regulation through the lens of the four seasons. Through dance, physical theater, poetry and music, audiences journey through Montana's unique landscape into their own hearts to refine their definition of 'home.'
Inspired by her time living with family in Montana during the COVID-19 shutdown and finding herself feeling ‘at home’ like she’d never felt before, Hannah wanted to use dance to research how plant roots are similar to nerve cells and how our cells can recognize things our conscious memories don’t. Over the past three months, Hannah has worked with Helena’s dance community, local musicians and botanists to explore what makes Montana’s landscape so unique. She and a cast of 20 community and professional dancers have translated these traits into movement and created a performance that uses one year’s rotation of seasons as a metaphor for our own cycles of nervous system regulation and dysregulation. Through this exploration cast members, collaborators, and audiences are invited to examine their definitions of what ‘home’ means, in their own physical bodies and in the larger body of the earth we inhabit.
Hannah is a USA-born, London-based performer and performance-maker who creates at the intersection of art, holistic healing and environmentalism. She uses her background in dance, theater, singing, yoga, hypnotherapy, birth work and energy healing to create performances that engulf the five senses, touch on emotions, and challenge audiences to examine themselves. Each creation is made with the intention of facilitating all involved to be in deeper connection with their most authentic self on the other side of experiencing it.
Performances at Cohesion Center’s Backstage Theater, located at 1020 Argyle St in Helena.
Ticketing info: $20 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under, with reduced prices available for those in need. Tickets can be purchased at cohesiondance.org under “Upcoming Events” or by calling 406-422-0830.
Cohesion Dance Project's presents
End of Session Performance
Saturday, April 29 at 4pm & 6pm
Join us for the our End of Session Show where student who attended classes during our Winter/Spring Session get to share what they have learned. These choreographed pieces are a demonstration of the movements, coordination and skills taught throughout the session.
Show is Saturday, April 29 at 4pm and 6pm
at the Cohesion Center 1020 Argyle St.