One of Iowa's best Holiday Shows
Join the Iowa Dance Theatre for their performance of this Christmas classic as they once again present the story of a girl, her Nutcracker, and the special dream they share.
Running at the Des Moines Civic Center since 1997 and performed by the IDT since 1985, this stunning Nutcracker is choreographed and directed by a team of professionals from seven area studios, and represents a highlight of the Des Moines holiday season!
Founded in 1983, the Iowa Dance Theatre was established to bring performance and education opportunities to Iowa's youth and professional dancers. The company holds a wide range of repertories in ballet, modern, and jazz including Snow White and Dracula.
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.