THINK DIFFERENTLY – The Nutcracker
On December 13, 2019, in collaboration with Dutchess County Tourism, Think DIFFERENTLY Dutchess County, and The Bardavon, New Paltz Ballet Theatre presented a very special performance of The Nutcracker. A specially designed sensory sensitive performance of The Nutcracker.
Sensory friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming and inclusive event for children and families with a wide range of sensory, social and learning disabilities, and communication differences. This program has special accommodations that create a more relaxed theatre experience without loosing the magic of a live performance.
The evening started with a red carpet arrival for the Theatre goers. As they entered the guests were greeted by New Paltz Ballet Theatre Ballerinas and had the opportunity to meet and pose for photos. At the conclusion of the performance, the entire cast went out into the audience and lobby to meet and share memories of the evening with everyone!
We are so excited to be part of a new tradition: a live theatre experience for everyone to enjoy in the coming years.
The New Paltz Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)3 dance company, producing the annual Nutcracker for the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, and hosting educational outreach programs such as its annual Master Class Series and the Ray Delle Memorial Sponsorship for students of its official school, the New Paltz School of Ballet.
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