The Hip Hop Nutcracker
The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for the entire family featuring MC Kurtis Blow. The evening-length production is 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.