The rise in white nationalism and fascism across the US has fueled hate-filled backlashes at immigrants, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the indigenous, Black, Brown and Asian American communities. But we fight back! Drawing from personal experiences, news reports, manifestos, and theories, we will use our voices as artists to create an original theatrical production that inspires us all to push back against hate and oppression and keep pushing forward for justice and equity.
Acclaimed former Kirov Ballet star Marat Daukayev returns to the Luckman with his cast of 130+ dancers performing this holiday classic. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, Daukayev performs the role of Drosselmeyer alongside an ensemble of classically trained dancers aged 3-21 — all from his prestigious eponymous school of ballet. Marat Daukayev has been presenting the Christmas favorite at the Luckman for over a decade — the mounting of which is the subject of Serene Dillman’s documentary “Getting to the Nutcracker.”
Fall 2022 final exams will take place from Dec. 12 through Dec. 17.