“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” With Legendary Kurtis Blow
Kings Theatre – Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm |
Cost: $10 – $29.50
“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 Brooklyn. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional “Nutcracker” story to life in a modern-day New York City setting. In addition to some explosive hip hop choreography bounding across the Kings 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.