Every little thing previous is new once more. Tchaikovsky’s 129-year-old ballet is reimagined as a vacation dance spectacle in The Hip Hop Nutcracker, arriving on the The Bushnell on December 17, 2021 at 7:30pm.
The manufacturing options hip hop pioneer Kurtis “The Breaks” Blow, the primary rapper to be signed by a significant label in 1979. Forty-two years and a coronary heart transplant later, this hip hop founding father remains to be performing as MC of The Hip Hop Nutcracker.
Tickets begin at $19.50 plus charges and are on sale now. Go to The Bushnell’s Field Workplace at bushnell.org or name 860-987-5900. A solid of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electrical violinist flip the beloved rating on its head.
The 31-city tour kicked off in San Diego, California on November 6, 2021 upfront of stops in Oakland, St. Louis, Miami, Atlanta, New York Metropolis, and Boston.
“By means of the isolation of the pandemic and for me, personally, the reward of receiving a brand new coronary heart, it’s time to hope once more,” says Kurtis Walker, recognized professionally as Kurtis Blow. “And the season of hope is Christmas.” On December 6, 2020, he had a coronary heart transplant that has given him a brand new life. Blow has paved the way in which for generations of hip hop artists and followers after scoring the primary licensed gold report rap track in 1980, “The Breaks.” He was additionally the primary rapper to be signed to a significant label.
Blow can also be accountable for “Christmas Rappin’, the perennial first rap vacation track.”It is unimaginable for me to fulfill followers and their children, and their children’ children who love hip hop music,”says Blow. “It jogs my memory of how The Nutcracker brings individuals of all ages collectively too. I hope everybody makes vacation reminiscences for a lifetime once they come to our present.”
Similar to the traditional Nutcracker story, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker prince go on a dream journey battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and studying the teachings of the vacation season. Revolutionary digital graffiti and visuals rework the panorama of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from conventional nineteenth Century Germany to the colourful, numerous sights and sounds of a colourful and up to date New York Metropolis. By means of the fashionable, self-expressive gaze of hip hop tradition, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker have a good time the magic of the complete vacation season on probably the most inclusive vacation of all of them – New 12 months’s Eve, a time for brand new beginnings.
For extra details about the place to buy tickets to The Hip Hop Nutcracker, go to www.hiphopnutcracker.com.