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Kimmel Center Presents

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A streaming performance

Dec 12, 2020
7:00 PM

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A holiday mash-up for the whole family, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker  recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged 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. 

Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker  take us on a journey that celebrates love, community, and the magic of the holiday season.

Special thank you to Proud Performance Sponsor, Merck. 

Click the purchase ticket button to buy a General Admission or VIP ticket. Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the performance. On the day of the show, follow those instructions and you will be allowed entry when the performance is ready to begin.

General Admission must view at scheduled time.

VIP package performances are video on demand and allows viewer to watch over a 48 hour window (following initial scheduled time) and view a post-show conversation with the show’s creators.

Post show conversation will be live and will start at 85 minutes after the initial scheduled showtime.

VIP package includes an autographed show poster. Purchaser must include address and phone in confirmation in order to receive.

“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.” –Elle Magazine

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head,in the coolest possible way."–CBS


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