The Nutcracker, Reimagined

The Nutcracker, Reimagined

While there’s still plenty of time this holiday season to see the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine’s famed Nutcracker at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the city also boasts several “reimagined” versions of the ubiquitous tale. In The Knickerbocker Suite, currently performing thru Dec. 22 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center on the Upper West Side, the ballet’s 1800s European setting is transported to the bustling streets of New York City. This interpretation features several notable NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. A touch of the avant garde is added to this holiday favorite in The Nutcracker “a Contemporary Look”. Performing Dec. 14 and 15 at the Peridance Capezio Center near Union Square, the show uses contemporary choreography—a mixture of hip hop, modern dance and ballet—to tell the time-honored tale. On Dec. 15, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will present the tale set in colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War, with the aptly named The Colonial Nutcracker. For more information, click here. 

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