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Tchaikovsky’s music — with a contemporary twist

Kurtis Blow meets Tchaikovsky: Dancers perform in “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.”
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“The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” a contemporary dance spectacle comes to the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights on Dec. 14 and the Kings Theater in Flatbush on Dec. 16

The production is set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music and features Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers. He opens the show with a short set before rapping the introduction. The full-length production features a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist. The traditional classic Tchaikovsky score complements the power moves of these 12 dancers, with music re-mixed and re-imagined, helping to bring a contemporary vibe to the production. Suitable for children 10 years and older.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker”

United Palace Theatre — Dec. 14, at 7:30 pm; tickets $30 to $140.

Kings Theater — Dec. 16, at 8 pm; tickets $29 to $79.

All tickets may be purchased at www.hiphopnutcracker.com.

United Palace Theater [4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights; (212) 568–6700]

Kings Theater [1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue in Flatbush; (800) 745-3000]

Updated 5:04 pm, July 9, 2018
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