December 11 – 11, 2021
Knight Concert Hall
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a remixed and reimagined version of the classic, smashing together hip-hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music in a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.
As in the original, The Hip Hop Nutcracker finds Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York.
Grab your family and friends and let the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take you on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.
Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety
The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.
Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.
The New York Times
“A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.”
“A truly one-of-a-kind experience, filled with high-powered choreography and a very modern storyline.”
“The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head, in the coolest possible way.”
This production is generously supported by these sponsors