Typically, when you think of The Nutcracker, you think of graceful ballerinas in glittery tutus floating through the Land of Sweets. Thats the New York City Ballet tradition. And then theres Nut/Cracked, David Parker and the Bang Groups toe-tapping, disco-dancing tradition, which premiered at the experimental Dance Theatre Workshop in 2004. This sly, humorous take on the holiday classic features novelty and popular arrangements of Tchaikovskys score as well as the traditional version. Expect to see tap and ballet mixed with props including wine glasses, Santa hats, and exploding bubble wrap. Sounds like a good tradition to us.
Sun., Dec. 13, 3 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 19, 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 20, 2 p.m., 2009
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