By Carma Henry


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I Kicked Off the Holiday Season with ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Crystal Mathis

By Crystal Mathis Press Release Marketing

I always knew that food was a universal connector but I had no idea that rhythm was too. I was fortunate enough to see The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center over the weekend, and was over blown away by the special attention given to incorporating hip hop with Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, The Nutcracker.

Drawn in mainly due to the comfort I associated with the term hip hop, days prior to the show, I couldn’t help pondering… what it would be like, to see classically trained dancers move to the rhythm of hip hop. Raised in an inner city community by a young yet cool mom, I had been a fan of hip hop literally from birth. I grew up understanding the culture, the apparel and even the unspoken language of hip hop so much so that I considered myself a hip hop connoisseur of sorts. And to be honest, I wasn’t completely sure if hip hop and ballet would mix, but I had to find out for myself firsthand.

So on the day of …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette