World Dance Fusion’s 5th Annual The Jewish Nutcracker
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
1 Grove Street, San Francisco
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
Join your hosts, Miriam (Hannah Sandu) and her mother for a Hanukkah party. Nosh on global Jewish cuisine. Schmooze with our community. Come experience World Dance Fusion’s fifth year of The Jewish Nutcracker in a new intimate setting.
At the end of the party go back in time to the historical battle between the Maccabees and the Syrian-Greek army in which the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, followed by a Temple rebuild and re-dedication. Jews in Diaspora from around the world express their unique cultural dance vocabularies in celebration. Embrace world culture with Miriam, the young teen who dreams of the Maccabees and the Sufganiyot Fairy—characters only found in The Jewish Nutcracker.
Choreographed by San Francisco native, Katy Alaniz Rous—she fuses a diverse cast, Jewish tradition, and Tchaikovsky’s score as never before. This year’s guest choreographers will compliment Rous’ vision: Carola Zertuche, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Vladimir Riazantsev, and Hai Yan Jackson among others.