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Darton State College hosting diverse 'Nutcracker'

Two performances set Saturday in campus theater

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY - The Darton State College Dance Program will present World Ballet’s “The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration” on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Darton State College Theater.

“The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration,” under the direction of artistic director, Henry Hernandez, is an ethnically inclusive approach to the telling of this holiday classic. This production not only features the Tallahassee-based World Ballet company artists, but also dance youth from the Albany area, students from Darton State College and Albany State University, Darton State College dance faculty, and community members.

Both performances of “The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration” will be held at the Darton State College Theater, 2400 Gillionville Road., Building J. Tickets are on sale for $15 on Darton’s campus in the Humanities Division Office, Bldg. F/Room 101, and at Guang Zhou’s Chinese Restaurant located at 1214 N. Westover Blvd. Seating is limited.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the Darton State College Dance Program. For event information contact Elizabeth Delancy, PhD, at 229-317-6991 or eliabeth.delancy@darton.edu. For tickets contact Darton Humanities Division at 229-317-6554 or Guang Zhou Chinese Restaurant at 229-435-8400.

Darton is home to more than 6,000 students with over 155 international students from 40 countries. Darton State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.