Tag Archive for: The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dancers dressed as mice form a pyramid

50 Years of Hip Hop Influenced 10 Years of The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker was created in 2013 by director/choreographer Jennifer Weber and writer Mike Fitelson. Mike adapted the original (George) Balanchine ballet to a contemporary New York City setting. At the time, Jennifer was working on a dance piece set to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and was talking to Mike who ran the United […]

A group of dancers pose during their tricks in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Kurtis Blow: The Rap Legend Who Puts the “Hip” in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

These days it’s hard to imagine the music scene without Hip Hop. Since its emergence in the 1970s, it has influenced fashion, art, dance, education, media and entertainment including musical theatre. It features four elements: deejaying (or “turntabling”), rapping (or “MCing”), graffiti painting and “B-boying,” a dance style that incorporates acrobatics, spinning, intricate footwork, and […]

DCPA Celebrating Christmas in July: Six Productions on Sale Now

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces today that Christmas is coming early with six productions on sale Tuesday, July 18. Productions will include the seasonal tradition A Christmas Carol, the holiday extravaganza Camp Christmas returning to Stanley Marketplace, the energizing national tours of The Hip Hop Nutcracker and Yippee Ki Yay, Theatre […]