The Terracotta Prince

Event has passed (Wed Dec 18, 2013 - Sun Dec 22, 2013)
$45 - $75
Theater, Ballet, Art Organizations, City Events, Organizations, Holiday Events


The Dalian Acrobatic troupe--Dennis Nahat's main collaborators since his 2011 ouster as artistic director of Ballet San Jose--had been doing bits of The Nutcracker for years. The Chinese troupe asked Nahat to help them focus the piece and his mind flashed to the Terracotta Warriors, all lined up like Nutcrackers. The vast collection of ancient statues were discovered in the tomb of China's first emperor, arrayed in neat rows like a marching army.

Thus, the classic holiday ballet became The Terracotta Prince. But the changes extend far beyond a new name.

As with Nahat's last collaboration with Dalian, Yulan, which was less ballet and more Cirque de Soleil, this show will be a veritable circus, with boomerangers, ice skaters, rope throwers, cup slingers, Chinese dragons, magicians, lights, explosions, unicyclers, jugglers and tightrope walkers.

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Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA
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  1. Flint Center
    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA