November 20 - 21, 2018

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker — a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music — sets out on another national tour following the success of previous sold-out tours.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ, and violinist.  Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community, and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.


Ordway Pre-Show Extras

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:30PM | Target Atrium

Join us one hour before the show for the Ordway Extra with a dance performance including youth and instructors from House of Dance Twin Cities, Minnesota’s first and only creative space dedicated solely to teaching Hip Hop/Urban dance. This pre-show will feature DJ Digie, the DJ for the people, who will also be spinning during intermission.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018
6:30PM | Target Atrium

Arrive one hour early for the Ordway Extra featuring DJ Digie, the DJ for the people, who will also be spinning during intermission.



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