Tapestry Dance Company Presents OF MICE AND MUSIC: A JAZZ NUTCRACKER, Begin. this Weekened
Tapestry Dance Company presents its annual and critically-acclaimed Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Nutcracker Saturday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 18, with matinee performances on the 18th and the 19th at 2:00 pm.
Celebrate the holidays with this delightful adaptation of the classic nutcracker story, told with an original, swinging jazz score by Blue J, a live band and an army of tapping mice.
Long Center Resident Company, Tapestry is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education and is home to the only repertory tap Dance Company in North America. Its expansive south Austin, TX facility is home to seven resident artists, an annual tap dance festival, educational outreach programs, and a pre-professional and adult training facility sharing the unique training syllabus of founders Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand.
The events and programs of Tapestry Dance Company include seasonal multi-?form concerts at Austin's Long Center, The Annual Soul to Sole Festival, community outreach programs such as Rhythm, Dance, Music & You!, numerous master classes and workshops in modern, jazz, ballet and rhythm tap as well as touring residencies throughout the world.
The most recent production of the company's NEA Masterpiece production of The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance toured The People's Republic of China for 5 weeks in October 2011. Tapestry Dance Company is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.