Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Hosts a Sensory-Inclusive Performance of “The Nutcracker”

AVENTURA, Fla. (November 26, 2023) – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is proud to present a “sensory-inclusive” dance performance of the holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is donating proceeds from this special performance to SOVENIA USA. 

With dancers of all ages, colorful costumes and breathtaking music, this modified, 60-minute abridged performance celebrates the magic of the season and serves as a wonderful introduction to the ballet. Based on the tale of E.T.A. Hoffmann and featuring Tchaikovsky’s popular score, the ballet is choreographed and directed by the company’s Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev,

The event is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Sensory-Inclusive Series 2023/2024 that creates a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. 

Slight adjustments have been made to the production including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. An area adjacent to the theater has been designated as the ABA Centers of Florida Sensory Quiet Room with a specially trained therapist to provide audience support. 

Audiences will enjoy complimentary arts and crafts activities provided by Young at Art Museum prior to the show and a post-show character meet and greet.

The Broward Center’s sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of ABA Centers of Florida, The Batchelor Foundation, Florida Support Autism Program License Plate, The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and The Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support. 

In addition to the sensory-inclusive performance, Arts Ballet of Florida presents the full production of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. The company also will hold its The Nutcracker Gala Night on Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222 or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. Join the conversation, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @aventuracenter or #aventuracenter. 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 330-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages. 

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