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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER
December 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

 

Ballet Taos performs an original, vibrant rendition of the holiday ballet classic “The Nutcracker." “A New Mexico Nutcracker” takes place in the thriving art colony of Taos, New Mexico around the turn of the twentieth century.

Mabel Dodge Lujan, Maria (the daughter of a Chile Farmer) and historical Taos characters gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. After a lively evening of gifts and dance, Maria’s dream begins. Taos Mesa comes to life with a surreal battle between nature's desert creatures. Lead by the Hawk Kachina and Coyote King, the creatures are given a choice of red chile, green chile or Christmas. Peace is restored as snow begins to fall on Taos Mountain. With her Hawk Kachina by her side, Maria emerges as the lovely Butterfly Kachina and travels across the beautiful Northern New Mexico landscape. Snowflakes, Flamenco dancers, a hoop dancer from Taos Pueblo, and Georgia O’Keeffe flowers are just a few breathtaking scenes Maria experiences along the way.

In this powerful coming of age tale, images of landscape paintings from the original Taos Society of Artists and living Taos artists fill each backdrop. Take a leap back in time and celebrate the art, diverse culture and history that makes our community truly unique.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth 17 and under, with the exception of December 24th, with all tickets at $20 general admission for the 2pm and 7pm performances. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (575)758-2052 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or in person at the TCA office behind Caffe Renato during those same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by clicking here (Note: additional fees apply to online purchases).

These events are planned for TCA’s various venues: the auditorium, Encore Gallery, and Stables Gallery. Most events, but not all, are sponsored by TCA. Submit your TCA event here.

Event Listings

ongoing since November 2017

TAOS FOLK Famous Annual Pop-up Shop

November 24 - December 24, 2017
Location: The Stables Gallery
Shop for beautiful AND affordable gifts created by Taos artists and craftspeople, 11am to 5pm daily until Christmas
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December 2017

Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos

December 11 - 13, 2017
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Watch Taos artists create works expressing their views on climate change
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Movie Minutes: Short Videos by Taosenos about Climate Change

December 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
FREE event, watch over 30 videos made by Taos residents about climate change
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A Gathering & Reception: Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos

December 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Free multicultural, multi-media event made by and for Taos citizens
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26th Annual Robert Mirabal Holiday Show

December 15, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Taos' own Robert Mirabal performs live, with special guests The Mirabal Sisters!
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 16, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 23, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 24, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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