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EXO to Host NUTCRACKER DANCE PARTY for Adults & Kids

EXO to Host NUTCRACKER DANCE PARTY for Adults & Kids

Have you always wanted to dance with the Sugarplum Fairies, or to glide to the soaring strings in the pas de deux? Now is your chance! EXO is building on its famous Rite of Spring Dance Party, inviting you to immerse yourself in the heart of the orchestra with a Nutcracker Dance Party!

Both the adult-only (Thursday, November 30 at 8pm) and the family-friendly (Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm) version of the concert offer an opportunity to get up close with the orchestra and dance to your heart's desire.

The Thursday, November 30th concert offers a ticket package where you can sit INSIDE the orchestra, experiencing the music from within. Seasonal cocktails will be offered to further encourage carefree dancing.

Note that no ballet experience is necessary, and if you would rather not dance, there are seats available either inside the orchestra, where the sound will surround you and embrace you in true EXO style, or off to the sides (if you'd prefer to be like Clara (aka Maire) in the second act).

Holiday themed-attire and ballet costumes are welcome! Tickets available at


Thursday, November 30 at 8pm
At The DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 West 37th Street)

$40 for dancing or standing room
$75 for a seat inside the orchestra
$100 VIP ticket with champagne reception

Nutcracker Dance Party for Kids (5+ with their adult dancing companions)
Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm
At The DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 West 37th Street)

Adult tickets: $40 for dancing-room or seats farther away, and $75 for prime seating.
Kid tickets: $25 for one, $45 for two, and $60 for three. (All children must be accompanied by an adult dancing companion.)

Music Director James Blachly says "these days we crave full-body experiences, opportunities to get swept up in a magical world of sound and dance. If you grew up dancing, or if you've always wanted to combine the feeling of letting it go on the dance floor with your favorite holiday tradition, this is your chance!"

Blachly adds, "we usually experience the Nutcracker as a beautiful, distant vision. For these two concerts, EXO invites you to lose yourself fully in the music, dancing to the Trepak and Sugarplum Fairies and more, letting yourself become a dancer in Tchaikovsky's most famous ballet."

The Experiential Orchestra was founded in 2009 by conductor James Blachly as a way to invite audiences more deeply into the sound and powerful experience of the symphony orchestra. EXO's signature event is their singular Rite of Spring Dance Party, which invites the audience to dance to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and which has been called "the future of classical music" by enthusiastic audience and orchestra members.

Founder James Blachly says "my sense is that in this age of technology and speed, we crave experiences that sweep us up and where we are invited to hold nothing back. There is no bigger experience in sound than a live symphony orchestra, and I want to open that up for new audiences and have them fall in love with the music on their own terms and through their own joy and wonder and awe." The orchestra is drawn from top-level New York freelancers, with members of Decoda, Musicians from Marlboro, Canadian Brass and other elite ensembles in principal positions.

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Photo Credit: Allison Stock

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