Ventana Ballet presents The Watchmaker’s Song
Ventana Ballet partners again with Red Nightfall Productions for their third annual collaboration of The Watchmaker’s Song, an immersive re-imagining of The Nutcracker, this year presented drive-in style.
The audience will follow the Watchmaker and his loved ones through an entirely new narrative, as conceived by the creative team’s new Co-Artistic Director, Jerreme Rodriguez in an effort to make the most of this non-traditional venue. The show will allow audiences to participate in the event from their own vehicles.
The new adaptation of the narrative honors the elements of The Watchmaker’s Song that set it apart from traditional stagings of The Nutcracker ballet. Set in part to Duke Ellington’s jazzy rendition of the original Tchaikovsky music, this year’s version is a more poetic blend of components from the ballet and the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman.