Posted in News on Nov 26, 2014
A different kind of “NutCracker Sweeet” (inclusive theatre arts program debuts)
December 10, 2014
The D.E.F.T. Theatre-Arts program invites people of all abilities & beliefs to join them in celebrating diversity, and working together to support community needs. This is not your ‘typical’ theatre group nor the standard Nutcracker Suite. While there will be some highly trained ballet and modern dancers, thanks to Ideafactory Dance Machine, there will also be Southside drummers, rap, beach music, dancing owls, sign language, and more.
Join the celebration on December 10, 2014, 6:30 pm at the Wesley Grant Southside Community Center –
285 Livingston Street, Asheville.
This NutCracker is the second holiday performance by a group some call “disabled.” But like the name DEFT itself, these players work diligently improving their arts & acting abilities, coordination, confidence, & teamwork to become skilled and adept. D.E.F.T. creates opportunities to collaborate between youth with disabilities and their mainstream peers, while bringing a new twist to old stories and hoping to change stereotypes throughout the community. This year, the performers also wish to ‘give back’ to those in need by requesting canned food donations instead of tickets. Bring your family and friends for a unique experience in community-building through creativity.
(For more information, contact Daydreamz project at 828-476-4231.)