Nutcracker Rouge

Created by Austin McCormick

Produced by Company XIV

Minetta Lane Theater

New York, New York

December 2013

Direction and Choreography: Austin McCormick

Scenic: Zane Pihlstrom

Costume: Zane Pihlstrom

Lighting: Jeanette Yew

Production Photography: Phillip Van Nostrand

"Zane Pihlstrom's sets and costumes (from powdered-wig heads to spike heels and platform toes) combine the opulence of the French Baroque era with contemporary minimalist touches that heighten the piece's intimate feel... the production is gorgeous to look at and is a delight for any of the senses that may require extra stimulation this holiday season".  -Broadway World

"If you prefer pasties to pointe shoes- The iconic ballet is staged with a sexy twist by baroque dance troupe Company XIV. Precise dancing en pointe is replaced with erotic burlesque moves...It's definitely as far a cry from Balanchine's vision of the piece as you can get-and we mean that in a good way." -TIME OUT NY

"The production is unconditionally beautiful... a fully realized little holiday bon-bon." NY Theatre.com