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!



The world-première recording of “The Prison,” a choral symphony written in 1930 by the English composer Ethel Smyth, arrives as demands for a more representative, equitable canon are mounting. For too long, Smyth has been relegated to footnote status: an ardent suffragist who was jailed for her efforts and a prominent lesbian, she wrote what was, until 2016, the only work by a female composer to be staged at the Metropolitan Opera (“Der Wald,” in 1903). “The Prison” exerts a metaphysical gravity, not just because of the text by Henry Brewster but also because Smyth’s music calls to mind Brahms, Elgar, and even Mahler at their most visionary and searching. The conductor James Blachly elicits splendid work from the vocal soloists, Sarah Brailey and Dashon Burton, and from the Experiential Orchestra and Chorus.

Steve Smith, The New Yorker