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NJPAC's "The Hip Hop Nutcracker"

By Jesse & Dave, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 12/11/2018

NJPAC's "The Hip Hop Nutcracker"

Celebrate the season with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center‘s holiday smash, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet gets an urban makeover in this fresh retelling of the timeless tale. With contemporary dance moves and a New York City backdrop, this festive tradition feels new once again. Join Jesse and Dave as they talk to the creators of this bold show, which explodes onto the stage in Newark on Friday, December 14.



About the author: Jesse North is a journalist based in New York. Through the mediums of digital video and articles for both print and digital, his coverage includes breaking news, politics, crime, celebrity news, and entertainment features with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the arts. Jesse’s work has been seen on NBC News, Us Weekly, Broadway.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, and 92nd Street Y. Jesse is also a roller coaster enthusiast and Ben & Jerry’s connoisseur. | Dave Tavani is a freelance video story teller and photographer. In addition to contributing to Jersey Arts, Dave works mainly for nonprofit and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area. His recent clients include Visit Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, McCarter Theatre Center, Philadelphia Magazine, The Food Trust, Association for Public Art, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and basset hound.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.





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