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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Sometimes you just want to take your Tchaikovsky with a little less ballet and a touch more break dancing. In New York choreographer Jennifer Weber’s new imagining of the classic The Nutcracker, audiences are introduced to Drosselmeyer, whose spells transport Maria-Clara and her nutcracker to a New Year’s Eve at a Brooklyn nightclub in the ’80s — on the night her parents met. Instead of the humdrum Sugar Plum fairy stuff that you’re used to, you’ll get a contemporary romance set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting work, and the hip-hop interludes of an electric violinist and DJ Boo. It’s definitely unlike any “ballet” you’ve seen before, and it’s sure to be pretty gnarly.

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  • Fox Theatre

    2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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