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A New Mexico Nutcracker


  • Taos Center for the Arts 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM, 87571 United States (map)

Tickets Available Here !!

Online ticket sales close 2 hours before showtime. Tickets purchased in advance are assigned seats. Tickets purchased at the box office, the day of the show, are general admission.

Ballet Taos performs our vibrant rendition of the holiday ballet classic, “The Nutcracker”.

“A New Mexico Nutcracker” takes place in the thriving art colony of Taos, New Mexico in the 1930’s. Mabel Dodge Lujan, Maria, the daughter of a Chili Pepper Farmer, and historical friends of Mabel, such as Ansel Adams and Nicolai Fechin, gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. After a lively evening of gifts and dance, Maria’s gift of a dream begins. Taos Mesa comes to life with a surreal battle between natures desert creatures. Lead by the Guardian Hawk and Coyote King, the desert mesa creatures are given a choice of red chili, green chili or Christmas. Peace is restored as snow begins to fall on Taos Mountain. Maria travels across the beautiful Northern New Mexico landscape through masterful paintings of Jerry Jordan, Mary Dolph Wood, Julian Robles and Don Ward to name a few. Snowflakes, Hummingbirds, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Waltz of the Flowers are just a few breathtaking scenes Maria experiences along the way. In this powerful coming of age tale, images of landscape paintings from original Taos Society of Artists and living Taos artists work, fill each backdrop. Take a leap back in time and celebrate the art, diverse culture and history that makes our community truly unique.

Later Event: March 4
Zac Bigbee and Meg York