We expanded our dance experience to the magical world of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, opening the music to dancers and listeners alike in beautiful new ways

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About the Project

The Nutcracker Dance Along is one of EXO’s most beloved innovations. Drawing on the experience of dancing to the Rite of Spring, we opened up the possibility of the audience being the ones who get to move to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The results were pure magic, as audience members soared and leapt, lay down, or sat close to the musicians and felt the music pour over them. 

In December 2018, we were grateful to be listed as the #1 Holiday-themed concert in TimeOut NY!


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The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration & Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Permission to use this photograph of Julia Perry is granted by Talbott Music Library Special Collections and Westminster Choir College Archives (Julia Perry Collection), Rider University. Digital image, copyright 2021.

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring gets the rock-concert treatment, courtesy of the Experiential Orchestra. Led by conductor James Blachly, the group takes an unconventional approach to classical music: Think spontaneous swaying, dancing and general revelry—or wherever the music leads you. Stravinsky's seminal work, which caused riots at its premiere 103 years ago, makes a fitting catalyst.