A comic/subversive, neo-vaudeville version of The Nutcracker, Nut/Cracked returns to Live Arts for its 10th Anniversary performances! A journey into innocence through sustained fantasy, Nut/Cracked incorporates an enterprising mix of tap, ballet, contemporary, disco and even toe tap. The work’s 22 sections are accompanied by a mix of popular, jazz and novelty versions of the score and the traditional orchestral suite. By the end of the show, the cast has danced their way to a new kind of childhood replete with a thumb-sucking fantasia to the Grand Pas de Deux. In addition to The Bang Group, each show features a different group of teenage guest artists from dance schools throughout New York City.
Thu, Dec 20 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Dancing “Nut/ Cracked” with Zack Winokur (Co-Director of The Troupe)
Sat, Dec 22 Stay Late Matinee Discussion: Celebrating 10 years of “Nut/Cracked” with New York City Ballet legend Heather Watts and the artists.
This presentation is made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Shubert Foundation.