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"The Knotcracker"

group work, 85 min., 2010
Choreographed by Li Chiao-Ping

“The Knotcracker” follows the story of Little Miss Steps, a young girl trying to fit in. In typical Li Chiao-Ping Dance style, this imaginative, evening-length work is a unique blend of dance and theater, featuring adventurous choreography, humorous vignettes, and insightful works to entertain and inspire audience members of all ages. This whimsical program also has a strong message about accepting differences, resonating with recent, nationwide social problems. See Little Miss Steps solve this puzzle, putting the pieces together in her own way.

“The Knotcracker” premiered in December 2010 to sold-out crowds at Overture Center for the Arts. Critics hailed it "joyful and exhuberent", and “Li’s holiday gift to the city.” This year’s performance marks its 3rd year and features a new cast of professional dancers, community dancers, and guests from Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association. Liz Sexe returns to the principal role of Little Miss Steps. Look for new developments in the production!

Come see "The Knotcracker" at the Playhouse Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI from November 30-December 2, 2012. Tickets will be on sale at the Overture Center box office. Reserve your seats early to ensure your chance to see this critically acclaimed show.

  • Faux Pas Faux Pas is the third piece in Li Chiao-Ping Dance's "The Knotcracker," performed December 2011 at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wis.
    Faux Pas