A very unusual ‘Nutcracker’

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Do you think “The Nutcracker” ballet is a time-honored holiday tradition, or an overdone relic?

Either way, you’ve probably never seen a production of it quite like the one the LA Contemporary Dance Company is debuting this weekend at the Brewery Art Complex east of downtown.

I spoke this week with LACDC Artistic Director Kate Hutter and a few of her dancers about their very un-traditional take on Balanchine’s classic work. Listen here: