Hip Hop Nutcracker
The Classic Ballet. Re-imagined.
“An ensemble as exciting as their balletic equivalent…the hip hop vocabulary works even better!” – The New York Times.
“I am still in awe ..The Hip-Hop Nutcracker [is] quite simply fantastic.” – Uptown Collective
Hip Hop Nutcracker is an innovative mash-up that blends Tchaikovsky’s classic score with explosive hip hop choreography. This all-ages show features a diverse dance company that has performed from New York to Moscow, collaborated with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams, and electrified audiences at The Apollo, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Their talent and creativity will bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.
Hip Hop icon, Kurtis Blow, will preside over the performance as the guest emcee, setting the stage for a dynamic interpretation of this classic ballet that features an on-stage DJ and electric violinist.
Pre-show and Intermission in the Marzitelli Foyer:
Twin Cities Hip Hop Legend, DJ Digie, will spin the best in classic hip hop during the pre-show. DJ Digie guarantees to bring the energy every time he gets behind the 1’s and 2’s!