The Watchmaker's Song
An immersive reimagination of The Nutcracker

Dorothy O’Shea Overbey
Director of Red Nightfall Productions
Artistic Director & Choreographer of The Watchmaker’s Song

AJ Garcia-Rameau
Director of Ventana Ballet
Executive Director & Producer of The Watchmaker’s Song

The Watchmaker’s Song is an immersive dance-theatre production based on the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, performed at the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum, presented in collaboration with Red Nightfall Productions.

The Watchmaker’s Song showcases many different dance and theatrical traditions, from classical ballet to Spanish Flamenco, Egyptian Belly Dance, Traditional Chinese Dance, and drag performance. Our mission is to bring the Austin dance community together to honor our diverse traditions and celebrate our love of dance!

By presenting this performance in an immersive style at the Neill-Cochran House Museum, we break down the barriers between performers and audience members, so dance of all kinds can be experienced in an intimate setting.


December 7-9 + 14-16 - Evening* Shows
December 10 - Interactive Kids Matinee Shows - 12pm & 2pm

*Evening Times:
Thu. Dec7 @7:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 7pm)
Fri. Dec8 @7:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 7pm)
Sat. Dec9 @6:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 6pm)
Sat. Dec9 @8:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 8pm)
Thu. Dec14 @7:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 7pm)
Fri. Dec15 @6:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 6pm)
Fri. Dec15 @8:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 8pm)
Sat. Dec16 @6:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 6pm)
Sat. Dec16 @8:30pm (Doors & VIP Reception begin at 8pm)

** VIP guests are invited to join a special holiday reception with the artists before the show begins. VIP guests also receive Front Row Seating to the Finale. **

** All tickets include admission to the immersive performance as well as drinks. Proceeds support artist payment and future immersive productions! **


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $40.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: Ventana Ballet
  • Ventana Ballet is a professional dance company based in Austin, TX, specializing in contemporary ballet dance performance. The word ventana, meaning window, embodies the company’s organizational mission and vision, seeking to provide inspiration, accessibility, opportunity, and technical structure. 

    Each unique production showcases the results of intimate collaboration between representatives of various art genres. Ventana Ballet performs in various capacities, from immersive theater to full-stage performances. Each production operates on a “project basis,” where artists are carefully hand-selected by invitation or audition. Ventana Ballet is always looking for more creatives to join the team. Reach out to us!

    Ventana Ballet also hosts various classes throughout the year. Classes for children and students include not only master classes, but also intensive workshops taught by certified instructors who are well-known within their fields. Ventana Ballet also hosts beginner adult classes either in a local dance studio or at corporate fitness sessions. Follow us on social media, or reach out to us for more info!

Venue Details

  • Address: 2310 San Gabriel St
  • City: Austin
  • State: Texas
  • Zip: 78705