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The World comes to The State

We have so many incredible international acts that come to The State over the course of our season, so we decided to take a dive into what we have coming in 2017-2018 and see just where in the world they're from!

1. Argentina

  • ​​Tango Buenos Aires: Originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Tango is one of the most sensual, romantic, and passionate forms of dance. Feel the heat in an unforgettable night out with dance troupe, Tangos Buenos Aires. October 20-21, 2017

2. Australia

  • ​​Erth's Dinosaur Zoo LiveErth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension, where they meet a menagerie of insects, mammals, and dinosaurs that roamed the planet millions of years ago. Performances for Schools: March 12, 2018

3. Austria

  • ​​Vienna Boys' Choir: Since 1498, The Vienna Boys’ Choir have performed over 300 concerts annually for thousands of spectators around the world. Featuring 100 singers with profoundly expressive voices, combined with beautifully arranged harmonies, The Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform classic Christmas carols that will bring the spirit of the season! December 10, 2017
  • Salute to Vienna: This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Eve Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with exceptional local symphonies for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. December 31, 2017
  • Mnozil Brass: This septet from Vienna is probably the most unique brass ensemble ever. With their musical virtuosity mixed with their own special kind of comedy, the only way to describe Mnozil Brass is possibly to label them a cross between Mr. Bean and the Monty Python of the music world. February 22, 2018

4. Canada

  • ​​Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook: This delectable double feature presents two tales from children’s illustrator Anita Jeram, Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s adorable production features their signature puppetry, along with recorded music, and narration. October 22, 2017; Performances for Schools: October 23, 2017
  • The Rainbow Fish: A beautiful fish with silver scales and heart of gold finds friendship and happiness when he learns the value of sharing. Exquisite scenery, luminous puppets, and original music make The Rainbow Fish a truly “fin-tastic” experience! Performances for Schools: April 17-18, 2018
  • Macbeth in HD: Recorded live in HD at a performance at the Stratford Festival in Canada, this magnificent production—starring Ian Lake as a young, magnetic Macbeth—has been hailed as “a bold and brutal take on the Scottish King’s tragic tale." Performances for Schools: March 5, 2018

5. China

6. Germany

  • ​​Staatskapelle Weimar: The Staatskapelle Weimar, founded in 1491, is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world and we are very proud to present them in their first North America tour with an all-Beethoven program. March 4, 2018

7. Ireland

  • The Irish Tenors: Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song—Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns—will bring a tear to your eye in this heartwarming Christmas performance joined by a full orchestra. December 1, 2017
  • Dublin Irish Dance: These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take us on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s, to the Great Famine and the mass migration to New York. March 17, 2018

8. Japan

  • ​​TAO: Drum HeartTAO: Drum Heart is a heart-pounding spectacle of sound and movement showcasing the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming. The company brings a contemporary Broadway-style flair to this time-honored tradition, combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with beautiful costumes, magic, humor, creative storytelling, and striking visuals. February 15-16, 2018; Performances for Schools: February 16, 2018

9. North pole

  • ​​Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.  December 18, 2017

10. Russia

  • ​​Moscow State Symphony Orchestra: One of the five oldest concert orchestras in Russia and one of its most prominent national symphonic ensembles, MSSO is revered for its performances and premieres of Russian classical music. November 12, 2017
  • Giselle: This gorgeous ballet of love and hate, vengeance and forgiveness, is performed by some of Russia’s finest dancers with the Moscow Festival Ballet in the grand tradition of Russian ballet with gorgeous costumes and colorful sets. April 14, 2018

11. South Africa

  • ​​Festival of South African Dance: The culture of South Africa is brought to life on stage in a pulsating, rhythm-filled evening of urban street dance by two dynamic dance companies. Direct from Johannesburg, the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companiesuse dance to respond to cultural and political issues in their communities by conveying real-life stories of hard work and human struggles. October 7, 2017

12. Sweden

  • ​​Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra: Acclaimed Norwegian pianist Gunilla Süssmann, praised for her strong sensitivity and passionate interpretations, joins Sweden's Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for a thrilling program including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2. February 11, 2018

13. Switzerland

  • ​​Mummenshanz: Welcome to the comic, wondrous, wordless universe of Mummenschanz, a place where everyday objects—such as toilet paper, wires, tubes, and boxes—spring to life to become fantastical characters. Performances for Schools: March 19, 2018

14. United Kingdom

  • ​​The Gruffalo  - Live on Stage: Join Mouse on a daring adventure in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book.  Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo…is there? Performances for Schools: February 21, 2018
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