Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents Hip Hop Nutcracker 2018!

  • Address: 2215 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: See website

If you missed the last two years of HIP HOP Nutcracker do not do it again.  Every seat sold out and the audience only wanted one thing: MORE!

Tchaikovsky music still reigns supreme with several new twists and reimagining’s brought to life by choreographers Alee Martinez and Issac ‘Stuck’ Sanders.  Co-Founders and directors of The Tribe and Poise’n both Martinez and Sanders have a rich dance and hip hop history. They mix the iconic pieces of the story and Tchaikovsky’s score (with some added twists) and create explosive hip-hop dance

The Performers: A cast of 35 all-star hip-hop artists from The Tribe and Poise’n join Peninsula Ballet Theatre dancers to transport the score and story with a contemporary flavor. Sanders and Martinez, dance partners who met at the Academy of Villains, incorporate their dance and hip-hop backgrounds into the performance, fusing love, holiday spirit, community, and even a little magic. Sanders born and raised in Sacramento earned his reputation as a developer of Turf Dancing during numerous Battle Dances.  Martinez, a Bay Area native, has traveled the globe teaching dance and has appeared in Americas Got Talent Season 7 and was crowned “Fake Off Champions” with her dance crew in the show Fake Off.

The Story: Clara receives a prized wooden nutcracker during a holiday party at her Victorian home. Once she falls asleep, her dream takes into a world with wizards, toy soldiers, mice, and a sugar plum fairy. But instead of Candy Land, Clara finds herself in a modern hip-hop land dancing with characters who don’t look or dance the way they do back home!

Meet the cast after every performance.