A Christmas Carol Suite in Modern Bare Feet

    December 7, 2018 – December 8, 2018 all-day
    Clifford E White Theater on NAU Campus
    • A Christmas Carol Suite in Modern Bare Feet

      The Holiday Classic like you’ve never seen it before – in dance! Join us for our premier performance of A Christmas Carol in dance. Director Gina Darlington and choreographers in Canyon Movement Company have created a NEW holiday show. Aerial dance, a stilt walker, youth dancers, multi-media including film, modern choreography and new music!  That’s what you’ll find at Canyon Movement Company’s first annual production of A Christmas Carol Suite in Modern Bare Feet this December.  Partnering with Canyon Dance Academy, Velocity Dance Company, Flagstaff Aerial Arts, Momentum Aerial, and SES Productions, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

        New special effects, and updated choreography, new cast members and other surprises are in store. Enhanced contemporary costumes, a cast of over 50, and aerial dance make this a great show this season!  This NEW annual Flagstaff production uses music by a variety of artists, both classical and contemporary music, and choreographic interpretations lending a fresh look to this favorite holiday story.  Projected film enhances the production.

                  Performances are December 7 and 8,  7:30 p.m., 11:00 AM matinee on the 8th at the Clifford E White Theater on NAU Campus

      Tickets: $19/general, $14/child-student at NAU Ticket office 928-523-5661. Additional ticket fees may apply. Tickets are $2 more if purchased at the door.
      Call 774-3937 for more information and tickets or check our website www.canyonmovementcompany.org .
      Canyon Movement Company dancers/choreographers include director Gina Darlington, Cori Wall, Sarah Thomas, Jessica Taylor, Nathaniel Haviland, Chelsea Taylor, Chelsea Foreman, and Angie Danca.

      The story of Ebeneezer Scrooge is a story of charity, love, and compassion as we witness the changed heart of a stubborn old man. Ghosts from the past, present, and future yet to come, remind him of the good in the world. Ultimately, his fear of the same fate as his greedy partner, Jacob Marley, motivates a change of heart. Paul Moore dances the role of Scrooge. Jacob Marley is portrayed by Eric Walden. Canyon Movement Company dancers choreograph and perform the adult roles. Guest artist Kristi Long performs on stilts as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Laurel Combs performs on a lyra (aerial dance) as the ghost of Christmas Past, and Chelsea Taylor set the dance of Christmas yet to come on Canyon Movement Company with Cori Wall Mee as soloist.

      Director Gina Darlington is back at the helm for this premiere production. “We’ve been doing the Nutcracker for fourteen years, the longest consecutive run of the Nutcracker in Flagstaff. We feel like it’s time for something new and exciting. It is a risk doing a new show, but we are confident our audience and supporters will love this new production and see it as a refreshing change from the traditional dance production of the season. We anticipate alternating dance performances each December with the Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol.”

      Members of Canyon Movement Company and the cast are also presenting lecture/demonstrations for local school students as part of their community outreach and educational programs.  They will be performing for Thunderbird School of Tuba City, Mountain School, Leupp School, Coconino High School, and St. Francis de Asis.

      This performance is supported in part by funds from the City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arizona Community Foundation.


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