An Urban Nutcracker brings together dancers from throughout the Dayton, Ohio area as well as some out of town guest performers from the tri-state area. The ballet is performed by a cast of approximately 50 performers which is comprised of professional dancers, students and volunteers. Funk Lab Dance Center is among this season’s guest performers. An Urban Nutcracker is SMAG Dance Collective’s largest seasonal offering and is only made possible by the generous support of people like you and grant funding from the Ohio Arts Council in addition to the immensely appreciated in kind donations from volunteers and local businesses.
This production is very much representative of the company’s mission which is to provide opportunity for dancers and choreographers, educate and entertain diverse audiences, and to bridge the gap between artists, arts organizations and the community. SMAG Dance Collective also collaborates with other organizations as a part of our mission, and the company has spearheaded an effort to dialogue with other arts producing organizations and develop collaborations which push the impetus of the region toward being an arts and cultural destination. SMAG Dance Collective is a contemporary fusion dance company founded by Michael Groomes in 2003. The company’s eclecticism in movement, choice of venue and its dancers pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance.
There are two performances at the Dayton Playouse on Sat, Dec 21st: 4 & 8pm and tickets are $15 for general admission and $15 for VIP seating. Seniors and students rates are just $10. Tickets can be purchased online.