School Day Event: The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

10 am

Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment. This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children. Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers are also preserved in all their splendor, while beautiful sets, lavish western Victorian-era costumes in the first-act Party, and never-before-seen pyrotechnics in the Battle light up the stage in this all-new production. Resplendent with New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace of its origins, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
$4

To make your reservations call (505) 296-9465 or e-mail festivalballetabq@gmail.com 

 

Aliento: DanzAbierta

This event has been canceled.
Contact the NHCC Box Office for more information – (505) 724-4771.

Founded in 1988, DanzAbierta (translated as “open dance”) is a pioneer in Cuba’s avant-garde dance movement. Now under the leadership of artistic director and choreographer Susana Pous Anadón and dramatic art advisor and technical director Guido Gali, the award-winning ensemble has become one of Havana’s most prominent dance companies. DanzAbierta tours regularly throughout the world, performing in major international festivals and venues including Caliendanza (Colombia), Avignon and Montpellier (France), Schrittmacher (Germany), SIDance (South Korea), DanseEncore (Canada), and the Holland Dance Festival, as well as Jacob’s Pillow, New York’s Joyce Theater, and Chicago’s Atheneum Theatre in the U.S.

Aliento: Dzul Dance Company

7:30 pm

Dzul Dance fuses dance with aerial arts, contortion, and acrobatics to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture and create bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage. Artistic director Javier Dzul grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico performing Mayan ritual dance until the age of 16; he has since performed with Ballet Nacional de México, Ballet Folklórico de México, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, and American Indian Dance Theater. He began choreographing and performing his own work in 1999, and established Dzul Dance in 2003.
$12, $17, $22 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors & NHCC members

Todrick Hall presents Straight Outta Oz (Rental)

7:30 pm

VIP Emerald City Tickets include a post-show meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Todrick Hall and an autographed poster.

Todrick Hall is a multi-hyphenate content creator with a dedicated social media following who writes, directs, acts, and sings. He’s known for his original musicals such as Cinderoncé, The Wizard of Ahhhs, and, most recently, the visual album and accompanying touring show Straight Outta Oz.

In Straight Outta Oz, which features over 20 original songs, Hall brings this American classic to life as you’ve never seen it before, telling the tale of his adventures from his small town in Texas to the big Emerald City lights of “Oz Angeles.” This is a great family show with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes, and an important social message.
$32 Poppy-razzi Ticket –  $62 VIP Emerald City Ticket
(VIP Emerald City Tickets have SOLD OUT.)

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Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents How Love Wins (Rental)

2 pm both days

How Love Wins is a sequel to The Performers Ballet and Jazz Company’s award-winning holiday production of Christmas Joy. Inspired by the Gospel and expressed through dance, the story of How Love Wins is filled with meaningful and engaging choreography. Progressing from the birth of Jesus through His life, death and resurrection, this newest addition to The Performers’ repertoire carries on the professionalism and extraordinary level of performance our audiences have come to expect. How Love Wins came alive as a new opportunity for The Performers to share the redeeming love of our Savior with our audiences.
$30 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members; group rates available

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Aliento: Fragmentos

8 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

In Fragmentos, Alice Blumenfeld and Esteban Garza will create an intimate, cutting-edge flamenco experience in the NHCC Salon Ortega that includes poetry and spoken word as well as dance. It will include original music by Alex Conde (Valencia, Spain) on the piano, Joaquín Gallegos (Santa Fe, NM) on the guitar and Guillermo Barrón (Monterrey, México) on percussion.

Our relationships with others, objects, places, and the world make up parts of our whole, but in any one moment, are we complete? We leave fragments of ourselves with everyone we encounter. Sometimes it takes understanding just a small fragment to better see the whole. Fragmentos, will examine these ideas through flamenco music and dance.

Alice Blumenfeld’s dancing has been hailed as “sharp and exhilarating,” and her groundbreaking contemporary choreography pushes the boundaries of flamenco, breaking down stereotypes of the genre. Blumenfeld was the first and only Presidential Scholar in the Arts from New Mexico, and has toured nationally as well as performing in Spain. She will be accompanied by Texas native Esteban Garza, now residing in Albuquerque, in a performance that includes poetry and spoken word as well as dance.

Alex Conde is an award-winning jazz and flamenco pianist with degrees from Berklee College of Music and the Jose Iturbi Conservatory of Music in Barcelona. His works have been performed across the globe. Award-winning guitarist Joaquín Gallegos has performed with numerous ensembles in Spain and the United States; his latest album won critical acclaim for its innovation and virtuosity.

$27 general admission; $17 for students

Pussy Riot-Revolution (Rental)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

8 pm

Pussy Riot is a Russian all-female protest art collective based in Moscow. Founded in March 2011, it had a variable membership of approximately 11 women. They gained global notoriety when five members of the group staged a performance inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, which led to the extended imprisonment of three of the members.

In 2014-2016, Pussy Riot recorded and released several videos: “Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland,”, “I Can’t Breathe” (named for the last words that Eric Garner said as New York City Police held him to the ground in a chokehold), “Chaika,” “Organs,” and “Make America Great Again.”

This performance will be the world premiere of Pussy Riot Theatre, who will perform the story of Pussy Riot.  The performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Approximate time of event: two hours including intermission.
$17, $22, $27

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Public Academy for Performing Arts Presents: Spring Dance Concert 2017 (Rental)

7 pm

Public Academy for Performing Arts presents the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring beginning to pre-professional ballet, contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop, and jazz dance students in grades 6 – 12
$7, $12, $17

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Aliento: Jesús Muñoz Flamenco, Red Note

8 pm

Casa Flamenca and the NHCC present Jesús Muñoz Flamenco in Red Note—borrowed from the tastefully symbolic “Blue Note Jazz Club” and exploring dynamic, visionary movements in dance, music, and visual art inspired by cante flamenco. Like jazz, flamenco has its roots in raw, intimate improvisation upon standard structures; it improvises through interpretations of the structures of cante jondo, or deep song. Red Note features original music and works composed and performed by a cast of international dancers and musicians.

Jesús Muñoz is nationally and internationally recognized for having created a unique original method and rhythm fusing his American roots with traditional Spanish influence. He has been called “riveting” and a “jazz session artist,” with the live-performance direction of an orchestra conductor. The world-class ensemble, dedicated to creating a unique improvisational structure that can adapt to both traditional and contemporary methods, features original works and national and international guest artists every season. Red Note will take you on a journey through southern Spain, where soul meets dance, breathing the evolution of flamenco’s dance and music.
$20, $30, $40, $50 w/ $5 off for seniors/students * No discount for the $20 seats.

Aliento: Carnaval 2017

7:30 pm

Come celebrate Carnaval as the NHCC and Frank Leto Musical Ventures turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show! As in years past, the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. But this year, the audience will be joining the celebration! As Fernando Fresquez hosts the dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes you have come to expect, there will be a space for you to dance when the music moves you, many chances to win prizes, and plenty of opportunities to become part of the show!

Wear your dancing shoes and join the celebration!

$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members. Group rates available