Dec. 2, 2016
It's our special Nutcracker episode! We sat in on a Q&A discussion between The Gazette's Diana Nollen, The Daily Iowan's Tessa Solomon, and part of the creative team behind Joffrey's new Nutcracker: Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, and Set Designer Julian Crouch. We also talked with Dancer Hannah Weeks. Hannah was a child performer in Joffrey's 2004 rendition of the Nutcracker with Hancher. She talks about her memories of the experience and her current role at Nimbus Dance Works in their Jersey City Nutcracker. To round out the episode we sat down with Jane Downer with the Hancher Showcase. She talks about gift items The Showcase has coinciding with The Nutcracker.