November 20 - 21
The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow
November 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
November 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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.