The Red Shoes
Adapted and Choreographed by Megan Nicko
Director/Founder SiSu® Dance Company
We kicked off the summer with a brand new program - The SiSu® Dance Company Production for Summer 2023 was the premier performance of The Red Shoes.
Published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845, The Red Shoes became a British drama feature film starring renowned dancers from the ballet world in 1948. SiSu® Dance Company's adaptation of The Red Shoes is based on Anderson’s tale.
The moral message is the tragic flaw of sin in the form of envy, jealousy, temptation, selfishness, and greed. The sinful nature of vanity and disobedience leads to the virtues of modesty and obedience. Megan Nicko choreographed and adapted the short story, giving it additional re-staging, new characters, story interest, and meaning.
SiSu® Dance Company is committed to continually bringing new and vibrant performances to the Albuquerque community that will encourage each one of us, dancers and ticket holders alike, to contemplate the way we live and what we live for. The story behind The Red Shoes holds a special place in our director's heart, who not only performed in an earlier version of this ballet but also felt compelled to take it even further, with special staging and meaning throughout the performance.
The Voice of Christmas
Written and Choreographed by Megan Nicko
Director/Founder SiSu® Dance Company
SiSu® Dance Company is pleased to once again bring to our community this unique production. The Voice of Christmas brings intimate insight into the importance of the holiday season for young and old alike. The birth of Jesus is entwined into the original Nutcracker story by having Marie receive not a nutcracker as a gift, but like each child at the Christmas party, Marie is given a piece from a small nativity scene. Marie and the rest of the children discover the story of the first Christmas from the family's grandmother.
Marie is then taken on a journey where she encounters the ever-present struggle between good and evil, culminating in experiencing our beloved Savior at birth. In celebration, she witnesses the beauty of dancers from many countries, all bringing their gifts of dance to the Savior. Finally, Marie falls asleep with a new meaning of why our Christmas tradition is truly precious and something to be celebrated.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite music is prevalent throughout the show, with additional music by various Christian artists.
We hope you'll tell others about The Voice of Christmas and make it a family holiday tradition!
Please save the dates: December 16 - 17, 2023. Tickets will go on sale October 1.
WE HAD A BLAST - FAITH NIGHT WITH THE DUKE CITY GLADIATORS!
🏈 Thank you for Supporting SiSu® Dance Company at this fun event!
In April, we had the distinct privilege of performing during Half-time, which was also a fundraising event for the Company. Many thanks to everyone that made this such a successful and fun evening!
"Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much."
Choreographed by Megan Nicko - Hip Hop Choreographed by Megan Thomas
SISU® DANCE COMPANY
SiSu® Dance Company was founded in 2019 by Megan Nicko.
Our company has a mission to engage within New Mexican communities and to bring ingenious stories of faith to life through the art of dance.
As our company grows, our desire is to be of the utmost service in sharing the good news of Christ's Kingdom.
SiSu® Dance Company gives dancers of all ages and abilities a chance to excel and enjoy the opportunity to perform in a safe, healthy, and welcoming atmosphere.
Auditions are required to be part of the company. SiSu® Dance Company has two full productions each year in a theatre with professional lighting and costumes. Watch for upcoming performance notifications on our social media and website.
Our committed and unwavering dancers work diligently on their art and form, building strength, resolve and character along with their performance abilities. We look forward to seeing you at our next production!
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