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PHOTO| The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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


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 and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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