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Hip Hop Nutcracker With Guest MC Kurtis Blow

26 November, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow returns to the DeVos Performance Hall stage on November 26, 2023 at 7:30PM.

Catch this holiday dance mash-up that’s a hit for the whole family! Don’t miss the powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist who turns the beloved Nutcracker score on its head. The re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic story smashes hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music together for a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event that takes audiences on a journey celebrating love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

Just like the original, Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go 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 City. Through the modern, self-expressive gaze of hip hop culture, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrate the magic of the entire holiday season on the most inclusive holiday of them all – New Year’s Eve, a time for new beginnings.



26 November, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
GrandRapids, MI 49503 United States
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