Duke it Out Nutcracker– an adaptation of The Nutcracker, curated by Dance Chicago, pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite, performed by Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca.
Featured ensembles include Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Moscow Ballet’s children’s cast, The Kate Jablonski Statement, Tapman Productions, Visceral Dance Chicago, Wheatland Dance Theater, and other companies and choreographers participating in Dance Chicago 2016.
Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
$7 general admission, available at this web link or 847.905.1500 ext. 108.