A twist of creativity

newsroom@tri-statedefender.com | 12/12/2007, 6 p.m.

Members of the New Ballet Ensemble bring African culture to life in Act II of “Nutcracker Re-Mix,” an original story born out of collaboration between New Ballet students, dancers and Artistic Director, Katie Smythe. It was performed Dec. 7-9 at the Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. (Photos by Glen Yaun)

“Nutcracker Re-Mix” uses traditional ballet as a model for a more contemporary story in an Urban Memphis setting. Mariah Bullock evoked images of China in her dance solo.