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The Nutcracker and Hip Hop

Photo by Nastya Dulhiier on Unsplash
Photo by Nastya Dulhiier on Unsplash

Looking for some holiday fun that the entire family enjoy? Shows are a great solution, but sometimes an antiquated story ends up boring the kids more than entertaining them. That's why this holiday mash-up, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, is such a hit with kids! Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance extravaganza set to Tchaikovsky scores. Continue reading for everything that you need to know about this wonderful event coming to Denver this November.

Modern Spins on Holiday Classics

This unique holiday show is full of seasoned professionals. The cast is composed of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow. Kurtis is a top name in hip hop and will be opening the show this year. The story line of the show is a lot like  the original in which Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice and visiting the land of sweets, but with a hip hop flare. This re-imagined story trades the 19th century Germany scene for a more colorful New York City. This is achieved with impressive digital graffiti and other visuals. It's truly a performance that the entire family will love.

You can catch this year's rendition of The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Speer & Arapahoe in downtown's Denver Performing Arts Complex. The group will be in performing in Denver November 19-20, so make sure you get your tickets soon. Tickets range from $25 to $80 depending on the seating you choose. To protect the health of all guests and artists, the DCPA will have some COVID guidelines to follow. They require all individuals 12+ to show proof of vaccination to attend indoor seated performances at the Arts Complex. Children under 12 must show a negative COVID-19 test. Additionally, all audience members ages 2+ will be required to wear a mask.

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