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Thursday, December 14th, 2017
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines the classic Tchaikovsky score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. The show 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, which is the home of the original Hip Hop Nutcracker, and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist. Kurtis Blow is one of the founders and creators of recorded rap. A timeless artist and hip hop legend, Kurtis blazed the trail for early Hip-Hop artists, and continues to carry the torch for Hip-Hop music into new arenas.