COMPANY XIV TO PRESENT OFF-BROADWAY REVIVAL OF SEXY HIT HOLIDAY SHOW, NUTCRACKER ROUGE, CONCEIVED, DIRECTED, AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINEE AUSTIN MCCORMICK, AT MINETTA LANE THEATRE IN NYC
PREVIEWS BEGIN NOVEMBER 25th, OPENS DECEMBER 2nd
THE CULTURE NEWS strongly recommends you to see this show. By far COMPANY XIV led by supra-talented Mr. Austin McCormick is the most creative dance company of this era. Read our recent review of their CINDERELLA show.
New York, NY – Company XIV proudly presents a revival of their sexy hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, conceived, directed, and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. Nutcracker Rouge runs Off-Broadway from November 25, 2015, to January 17, 2016, in a limited 8-week engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Previews begin November 25 for a December 2 opening.
Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. Tickets are from $50 to $85 with premium and VIP seating from $100 to $175. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. “$30 Under 30!” $30 rush tickets are available at the box office beginning two hours before curtain for patrons under the age of 30. Limit of one ticket per ID. Check the website for the latest updates and show times. The running time is approximately two hours including one intermission.
Nutcracker Rouge is a sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual, and opulent flair. From award-winning director/choreographer, Austin McCormick comes a baroque-burlesque confection of theatre, dance, music, circus, opera, fashion, and sumptuous design. Enjoy a libation as you immerse yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment in this thrillingly unique fusion of nightlife and theatre. The show contains partial nudity – 16 & over admitted.
Company XIV’s critically acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge has been called “dazzling and genius” by The New York Times and “the perfect hot date” by Time Out New York. It’s “an incredible feast for the senses,” says Kelly Ripa and the Huffington Post calls it “the greatest holiday homage ever.” This “elegantly erotic holiday dance spectacle” (Broadway World) is the year’s “sexiest dance performance” says Paper Magazine. The show is a New York Times Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York Critics’ Pick, New York Magazine Critics’ Pick, New York Post Hot Pick, NY-1 News Pick, Village Voice Pick, and a Drama Desk Awards nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience.
The cast includes Hilly Bodin, Laura Careless, Lea Helle, Jakob Karr, Nicholas Katen, Ross Katen, Malik Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen, Davon Rainey, Marcy Richardson, Steven Trumon Gray, Brett Umlauf, Nicole von Arx and Shelly Watson.
The design team includes Zane Pihlstrom (Costume and set Design), Jeanette Yew (Lighting Design), and Sarah Cimino (Makeup Design).
The production team includes Nataliya Vasilyeva (Production Stage Manager), Michael DiFonzo (General Manager), Emma Greger (Company Manager), Audrey Nauman (Wardrobe Supervisor), and John Starmer (Technical Director). Company XIV is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics.
Company XIV’s work is a unique mash-up of classical texts, Baroque choreography, eclectic music, pop culture, opera, burlesque, ballet, gender-bending, high fashion, theatrical staging, and sumptuous design that has wowed both audiences and critics. Company XIV shows are cutting-edge, yet extravagantly classical. Taking his cue from theatre/dance/opera under the reign of Louis XIV, director/choreographer Austin McCormick creates a compelling 360-degree experience for audiences. The players of Company XIV are theatrical libertines, who tempt, delight, and fully immerse their audiences in the experience of their performances, inviting them to be seduced and liberated!
Austin McCormick holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance. He is an alumnus of the Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006 he founded Company XIV, hailed by Black Book Magazine as an ‘Icon Of The Future.’ The company works in the mediums of live dance/theater and film. The work is contemporary, yet Baroque-inspired. McCormick was nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography for Rococo Rouge and he won a 2009 NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Choreography for The Judgment of Paris. His work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Clark Studio Theater, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, and internationally at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Mexico, the Roxy Art House in Edinburgh, and Usine C in Montreal. McCormick’s work has been seen at the TED Conference, on Logo’s New Now Next Awards, and on TLC’s “The Cake Boss.”