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7 pm Friday, 2 pm & 7 pm Saturday
Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatregoers of all ages. In 2021, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating their 32nd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include a live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.
Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum has expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discounts for students, seniors and NHCC members
2 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday
Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble presents the 37th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
$25, $33 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.
7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, Mr. Coyote, Ms. Roadrunner, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. This tenth anniversary year will see the addition of Zozobra, with the production showcasing New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.
$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children12 and younger, and NHCC members
The Foundation at Public Academy for Performing Arts presents PAPA’s 20th Anniversary Gala Event. Celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary, re-connect with classmates and instructors, meet new people, and enjoy an evening of alumni talent. This event is open to the public.
$10, $20, $30, no discounts