7(x1) Samurai by David Gaines

At 7(x1) Samurai, you will experience a live version of Akira Kurosawa’s epic film The Seven Samurai, condensed into a one-hour solo performance of acrobatics, humor and cartoon-style imagery. This production uses wordless movement, masks and rhythm to accurately capture this legendary piece of cinema in the audience’s imagination. Shows are December 21st at 8 p.m. and December 22nd at 3 p.m.

Creator and performer David Gaines has studied and taught at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and currently teaches at George Mason University. In addition to his touring shows, David also works as a professional clown at the Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Troupe Vertigo presents Cirque Nutcracker

Watch as Troupe Vertigo redefines Tchaicovsky’s holiday classic through amazing circus performances, accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Performance times are December 13th at 8 p.m. and December 14th/15th at 3 p.m.

Troupe Vertigo presents Cirque Nutcracker

Watch as Troupe Vertigo redefines Tchaicovsky’s holiday classic through amazing circus performances, accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This show will also appear at Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, December 13th-15th.

UpSpring Studio presents: Nutterween

Enjoy a wacky and wild take on the classic Nutcracker story in Nutterween, produced by the talented and creative team at UpSpring Studio. The show includes zombies, snow ghosts and sea monsters dancing and dangling from the ceiling in the most delightfully nonsensical fashion.

Comprehensive 1 Program: Neutral Mask 9/24-12/10

This 12-week class lays the foundation for all courses at the Center for Movement Theatre. Taught by movement coach extraordinaire Dody DiSanto, this class enables performers of all genres to find freedom, awareness and expression in their performances. The neutral mask allows you to access the faces we hold in common in addition to your imagined and true selves. Actors, singers, dancers, clowns and circus performers will find deeper connections to their audiences and their own premise for performing during this in-depth course. Class runs Tuesdays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. from September 24th to December 10th.