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Igal Perry Gives ‘Nutcracker’ a Contemporary Twist

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The Nutcracker, A Contemporary Look, with choreography by Igal Perry, will be presented in three shows at the Peridance Capezio Center’s in-house theater, 126 E. 13th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues), New York.

Perry’s first full evening of ballets, Chromatic Motions, was presented in 1979 in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music. In 1981 and 1982, he headed the ballet department at Jacob’s Pillow, and went on to co-direct the Clive Thompson Dance Company. In 1983, Perry opened his dance school, Peridance Center, and the following year founded his dance company, the Peridance Ensemble, for which he has choreographed over 50 works.

Perry’s works are in the repertories of companies throughout the world, including the Batsheva and Bat-Dor Dance Companies (Israel), Companhia de Danca de Lisboa (Portugal), and the Alberta Ballet (Canada), as well as Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Alvin Ailey II in the United States. Since 1995, Perry has been a guest master teacher at The Juilliard School.

Tickets for the December 18, 8:30 p.m. performance and post-show reception are $40. Performances on December 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. are $30 adults, $15 children 12 and under, or $20 students with a valid ID.

Call 212.505.0886 or visit www.peridance.com.

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