Tara James Pays Homage to Debbie Allen in Celebration of NETFLIX’S DANCE DREAMS: HOT CHOCOLATE NUTCRACKER Saturday 05 December, 2020

Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, the Netflix documentary film Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker shines a light on the work of trailblazing icon Debbie Allen and her reimagining of the classic ballet performed annually by the gifted students of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA).

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From Shondaland, the Netflix documentary film Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker shines a light on the work of trailblazing icon Debbie Allen and her reimagining of the classic ballet performed annually by the gifted students of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA). Over the last 50 years, Allen’s incredible career has spanned the spectrum of the arts – from acting in, choreographing, and directing the iconic series Fame, to her prolific work directing, producing,  choreographing, dancing, and writing for film, television, and theatre – garnering her Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and multiple Tony nominations in the process. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker features intimate interviews with Allen, her family, DADA’s world class dance instructors, and her inspirational students, and provides fascinating insights into Allen’s own personal journey pursuing an art form where she did not always see herself reflected in its imagery. The film also offers front row access to the grueling rehearsals, the passion and leadership of Allen and DADA’s dance instructors, and the huge commitment and undertaking by the dancers of all ages and backgrounds who come to train at the academy each year regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances or traditional expectations of the dance community. Rehearsed for just over three months, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker has become a staple holiday performance in Los Angeles and the largest fundraising event on the school’s calendar.

In honor of Shonda Rhimes and Debbie Allen’s launch of their newest Netflix film, I wanted to pass along a black female visual artist, Tara James, who has shown her love of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker by creating amazing Hot Chocolate Holiday Digital Art Images.

 

Tara did an amazing job bringing the documentary into digital art. I would love to see these piece blown up or even put in a special edition holiday book! The Nutcracker has been depicted in so many forms and different variations and I know people will enjoy this Hot Chocolate Nutcracker version.

Have some hot chocolate this holiday season and watch the beautiful dance sequences from Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Currently Streaming on Netflix

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