The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a sensational hip hop based re-imagination of the classic Christmas story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is coming to the Florida Theater!
The Nutcracker is based on Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the aforementioned story by E.T.A. Hoffmann (which describes a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her first experience with the wider world and romantic love). The Nutcraker is a fairy tale ballet set to music by Tchaikovsky and it was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. The performance was first commissioned in 1891 by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky. It premiered a week before Christmas in 1892 but it wasn’t until 1934 that it was performed outside Russia. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber; artistic director of the theatrical company, Decadancetheatre. She has extensive choreography experience and has worked with the NBA’s Miami Heat, American Express, Uber, Ulta, L’Oreal Matrix, Reebok, Bloomberg, Philosophy, Marc Jacobs, CK1 and UK TV show, Blue Peter. She’s been nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Award (for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer) and her work has been featured across the US as well as in UK, Japan and France. She’s also assisted Tony award winning choreographer on Sankofa; a documentary on a dance program that celebrates the African roots in American dance
Don’t miss your chance to see a dozen top notch dancers, a DJ, and an electric violinist blend the traditional Nutcracker story with explosive hip hop choreography!