A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker , this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.
Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker , Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.
“A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.”
—The New York Times
“A truly one-of-a-kind experience, filled with high-powered choreography and a very modern storyline”
“The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head, in the coolest possible way.”