“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 as “poignant and laugh-out-loud funny,” and “Li’s holiday gift to the city.” This year’s performance 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.
This concert is made possible through the sponsorship and support of Altrusa International, Inc., Alliant Energy Foundation, Vilas Associates Award, Bartell Award in the Arts, Dane Arts, School of Education Virginia Horne Henry Fund, Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and LCPD's Circle of Friends.