When & Where:
Thursday, December 14
United Palace Theatre
4140 BroadwayNew York, NY 10033
The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky's classic score, swapping out pas de duex and relevé for head-spins and windmills. Instead of pointe shoes, these Sugarplums are lacing up their high-top sneakers and they'll be poppin' and lockin' their way into New York. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in a modern-day setting. In addition to some explosive hip hop choreography bounding across the United Palace Theatre stage, this merry mash-up also features an appearance by one of hip hop's pillars: Kurtis Blow. The rap icon's early-'80s hit "Christmas Rappin'" took caroling to the club, so he's the perfect guest star to tie a bow around this holiday hybrid.