DDT presents its first-holiday show featuring The Ngoma School. A medley of holiday songs through the years, Christmas Playlist blends classical ballet tutus with jazz, hip-hop, and liturgical dance forms to create an evening of celebration. DDT presents world premieres: Gospel Suite, Nutcracker Medley. Gospel artists Richard Smallwood, Walter Hawkins and Byron Cage’s inspirational music create the soulful sounds in Short’s Gospel Suite – a ballet work dedicated to the strong women that have shaped his life. Nutcracker Medley is a wonderful excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s score with original choreography by Short.