The Naatucracker

Choreographer Viji Prakash places the Christmas story in a young girl’s imagination where horses fly, snowflakes dance, oceans sing, and sweet treats are magical! An exquisite blending of movement, drama and music, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is imagined as Naatucracker- The Dancing Nut, through the Bharata Natyam dance form of India. Students from Shakti School of Bharata Natyam take you on an enchanted and thrilling  journey with captivating choreography, elaborate hand gestures, facial expressions, rich costumes, unique sets, and original music score that is both Indian and global.

Images from 2023 Naatucracker

Images from Shakti School of Bharata Natyam’s premiere of “The Naatucracker” Thurs. Dec 21, 2023 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.