One of my favorite parts of working at the Reeve Foundation is meeting with quality of life grant recipients and learning about how the grants have allowed their programs to grow and reach out to the community.
This weekend, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Keshet Dance Company will be having their annual performance of “Nutcracker on the Rocks” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Keshet Dance Company has been a 5 time Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant recipient and the foundation’s funding in particular has funded the snow scene in this rock and roll version of the classic Nutcracker Ballet.
The Keshet Dance Company is an inclusive dance company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has also performed at the Southwest Conference on Disability, a few years back. The Company has also received numerous awards across the country including the “Coming Up Taller” award from First Lady Michelle Obama. This production of the Nutcracker incorporates performers of all abilities and ages and has become a New Mexico holiday tradition for many.
I am looking forward to attending “Nutcracker on the Rocks" and meeting with Shira Greenberg, the choreographer, and the performers after this weekend’s performance. Below is a picture from the "snow scene" which the quality of life grant went towards funding last year.
To purchase tickets to attend Nutcracker on the Rocks www.keshetdance.org
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