Family Friendly Holiday Event Benefits ITA
Calling all wanna-be sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers of every age: dig out your sparkles and buff up your dancing shoes! The Institute for Therapy through the Arts will present another season of a dance-along holiday classic: the “Dance It Yourself Nutcracker” for all ages and abilities.
The participatory event will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Institute for Therapy through The Arts,1702 Sherman Avenue Evanston. A cookie and juice “reception” for all performers follows the Experience. Suggested donation to fund Creative Arts Therapies scholarship fund is $5 per person. For more information or to reserve a space, please call 847-425-9708 extension 166.
Don’t miss your chance to make this a holiday tradition. The mother/daughter team of Tess Dinerstein, an ETHS student, and Angela Allyn, a former professional dancer, return again this year with yards of chiffon and lots of tiaras. They have plumbed thrift stores and rummage sales for a broad selection of props, costumes and accessories, so performers of every size can participate in the modulated mayhem!
They will lead a cast of many through the story using extra large Post-ups and Tchaikovsky’s marvelous music. There will be capes and swords for the soldiers, tutus for the ballerinas, and you may watch or join in as inspired.