Typically, when you think of The Nutcracker, you think of graceful ballerinas in glittery tutus floating through the Land of Sweets. That’s the New York City Ballet tradition. And then there’s Nut/Cracked, David Parker and the Bang Group’s 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 Tchaikovsky’s 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
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 8, 2009