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Maureen Chowdhury is a Multimedia Journalist with Montgomery Community Media. Her blog will cover everything music, including concerts and performances happening in Montgomery County. This blog will dive into the diverse sounds that are a part of the Montgomery County community. She can be reached at Mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter... Read more

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PHOTO| The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Music Center at Strathmore to Showcase The Nutcracker with a Modern Twist (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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PHOTO| The Hip Hop Nutcracker

It’s pretty difficult to imagine the holiday season without Tchaikovsky’s score for “The Nutcracker” playing in the background at the mall, in commercials or watching an actual performance of the ballet.

Now, imagine adding a DJ and a modern dance twist to the traditional score.

That might sound a little odd, but it’s exactly what Director and Choreographer Jennifer Weber does in “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” The performance mashes up Tchaikovsky’s classical score with a mix of hip hop choreography.

A dozen dancers are joined on stage by an electric violinist and a DJ and perform out a remixed version of the ballet. This quirky and unique show is coming to Montgomery County this Thursday, Dec. 3rd at The Music Center at Strathmore. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Below is a sneak peak of the performance.

 

Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the Strathmore website.

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  • PHOTO| The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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