“The Nutcracker”
Sponsored by UNC School of the Art

Dates and Times:
December 10, 7:30 p.m.
December 11, Noon & 5:30 p.m.
December 12, 2 p.m.
December 15-17, 7:30 p.m.
December 16, 10 a.m.
December 18, Noon & 5:30 p.m.
December 19, 2 p.m.

The Stevens Center, Winston-Salem

Tickets and More Info:

The lush score, vivid staging and extraordinary performances that have made the UNCSA production a beloved holiday tradition have returned to the Stevens Center stage bringing with it the magic and energy of live performance. “Nothing beats the thrill of live performance — for the artists and the audience,” said Chancellor Brian Cole. “Last year, amid COVID-19 restrictions, UNCSA came together to create an innovative, all-new ‘Nutcracker’ film which reached audiences near and far online. This year, we’re excited to offer both live and recorded performances, so that everyone can share in the delight of our stunning stage production.”

To celebrate the return of “The Nutcracker” at the Stevens Center, the UNCSA School of Dance presents a social media dance challenge for a chance to win free tickets. Participants are invited to post a video on TikTok of themselves doing one of two short dances choreographed and performed by students in the School of Dance. Entries will also be accepted on Instagram Reels. One winner will be announced each Monday for the remainder of November, and each week’s winner will be awarded their choice of two individual tickets to either the Dec. 15 or 16 evening performance or one household ticket to the “Nutcracker On-Demand Experience.” Entries will be evaluated on execution, originality and creativity, character/personality and style.

“Throughout the pandemic, social media and virtual platforms allowed dancers and audiences to stay connected through the artform,” said Dean of Dance Endalyn Taylor. “The Tik Tok and Instagram Challenge is a fun way to launch our return to live performance and celebrate the dance artists that lives in each one of us.”