Special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, will open The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a holiday mash-up for the entire family, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Kurtis will start with a short set before rapping the introduction to the show. A timeless artist and hip hop legend, he blazed the trail for early Hip-Hop artists, and continues to carry the torch for Hip-Hop music into new arenas. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

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Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC 27701

www.dpacnc.com

Updated August 29, 2018

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