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Mov­ing Peo­ple Dance is surely the only group in town of­fer­ing a show set in a post-Apoc­a­lyp­tic world, in which Christ­mas, snow, and even win­ter no longer ex­ist. “We wanted to get as far away from The Nutcracker as we could pos­si­bly get,” said Erica Gion­friddo, one of the pro­duc­ers of the show. Once Upon a Snow­fall has a cast of 28 stu­dents from the Mov­ing Peo­ple school and 12 guest artists from Los Niños de Santa Fe, a chil­dren’s folk­lorico dance group. The show is de­signed to grow and change over the years. “I can al­ready see adding pro­fes­sional dancers in the fu­ture,” Gion­friddo said. The show plays at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, Dec. 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 19, at the Greer Gar­son Theater at the Santa Fe Uni­ver­sity of Art and De­sign (1600 St. Michael’s Drive). For in­for­ma­tion and to re­serve tick­ets ($25, $15 for stu­dents and se­niors), call Mov­ing Peo­ple Dance at 438-9180. Tick­ets are avail­able at the door.

For most of De­cem­ber, Ti­betan Bud­dhist monks

from the Dre­pung Losel­ing Monastery have been con­struct­ing a sand man­dala and pub­licly chant­ing ev­ery af­ter­noon on San­doval Street. At 7 p.m. Satur­day,

Dec. 18, the monastery’s her­alded mul­ti­phonic singers take to the stage at the James A. Lit­tle Theater, New Mex­ico School for the

Deaf (1060 Cer­il­los Road) for a per­for­mance of tem­ple mu­sic and dances. Tick­ets are $20, $15 for se­niors and chil­dren. Kids un­der 5 get in free. To re­serve tick­ets, call the Ti­betan As­so­ci­a­tion of Santa Fe at 216-6620. There is a slew of hol­i­day-themed con­certs in Santa Fe over the next few days, but why not give your ears some­thing unique this Christ­mas? At 8 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 19, Candyman’s Lit­tle Wing art and mu­sic an­nex (851 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-5470) hosts three un-hol­lyjolly per­for­mances: lo­cal en­sem­ble

The Prox­emics, a re­volv­ing door of elec­tronic and tra­di­tional in­stru­men­tal­ists with a pen­chant for art rock and de­con­structed folkisms;

clawdeuS, “a car­toon­ist by day and a mad sonic sci­en­tist by night” who doesn’t shy away from jazzy bass; and KaiBorg, an im­pro­vi­sa­tional elec­troa­cous­tic duo fea­tur­ing David Borgo on sax, elec­tronic wind in­stru­ment, and lap­top and Jeff Kaiser on quar­ter­tone trum­pet and lap­top. Tick­ets are $5 at the door. If you’ve re­gret­ted missing pi­anist/com­poser/ar­ranger Dave Grusin, who per­formed with his brother, Don Grusin, at the New Mex­ico Jazz Fes­ti­val last year, walk into Gig Per­for­mance Space, 1808 Sec­ond St., on Thurs­day, Dec. 23. Dave Grusin (whose list of ac­co­lades and awards in­cludes an Os­car for his score for The Mi­la­gro Bean­field War) plays a hol­i­day set in duet form with Gig’s pro­pri­etor, the stel­lar gui­tarist

Bruce Dun­lap. Tick­ets are $25 at the door. The mu­sic be­gins at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.gigsantafe.com.

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