Other Works

The Nutcracker

Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography:  Marsha Fay Knight

Costume Design:  Lee Hodgson

Scenic Design:  Ron Steger

Conductor:  Dr. Michael Griffith 

Productions in 2018, 2014, 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1988

Recent productions include UW Symphony Orchestra and Children’s Chorus

Based on a Western interpretation of the classic story, Clara’s Christmas Eve begins in her plains Victorian home in Laramie, WY, 1892.  In her dream journey, Clara encounters outlaw, saloon-girl, and bandit mice who battle cavalry soldiers.  Clara’s fantasy takes her under snow-covered boughs by her home where she watches snowflakes dancing in the night sky.  The Nutcracker Prince leads her to a fête of dancing ornaments in the branches of her Christmas tree.


Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth (2001)

A full-length original ballet, conceived and choreographed by Marsha Fay Knight

Narrated by Diane Wolkstein; New York’s Official Storyteller for 12 years

Based on the book, Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth by Samuel Noah Kramer and Diane Wolkstein

Music:  compilation of artists including Crumb, Cage, Part, Nogues, Schnittke

Based on the epic story of Inanna, great goddess of the early Sumerian Culture, whose stories come to us from Cuneiform clay tablets dating 1900 BCE.  Born of the first civilization from which we have texts, Inanna’s descent to the Underworld to confront her dark sister Erishkigal presents familiar issues of loyalty, ambition, greed, devotion, and what it is to be civilized.

You will go to the underworld half the year.

Your sister, since she has asked, will go the other half.

On the day you are called, that day you will be taken.

On the day your sister is called, that day you will be set free.

Holy Erishkegal, great is your name.

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Of A Mind (2016 & 2006)

Composer:  Fritz Kreisler, "Preludium and Allegro"

Choreography:  Marsha Fay Knight

Of a Mind was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2006 through the adjudication process of the American College Dance Association.



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