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moving ‘nutcracker’ 200 years into a hip hop future – the mercury news

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moving ‘nutcracker’ 200 years into a hip hop future – the mercury news

on the afternoons of dec. 16 and 17, at redwood city’s fox theatre, audiences will be in full christmas glow, as peninsula ballet theatre presents its classic version of the beloved “nutcracker,” with choreography by carlos carvajal.but on the evenings of dec. 15 and 17, the company will offer a very different sort of holiday magic — a hip hop version of the timeless tale. it’s not only enchanting, but explosively energetic.“hip hop nutcracker” was choreographed by isaac “stuck” sanders and ale martinez. they bring 17 hip hop artists from their troupes the tribe and poise’n to join peninsula ballet theatre’s students and young company members on stage.gregory amato, peninsula ballet theatre’s artistic director, said, “it’s fresh and it’s exciting. almost everybody has seen ‘the nutcracker.’ every company in the world does it. it’s nice to see a fresh take. and stuck’s vision, his musicality, is just incredible.”sanders, a nationally acclaimed, award-winning hip hop artist, performs in the show. his partner, ale martinez, dances the role of clara. sanders, who teaches hip hop at the peninsula ballet theatre’s studio, watched the company rehearsing the traditional “nutcracker.” he saw the potential for bringing modern hip hop to the story.like the palo alto daily news facebook page for neighborhood news and conversation from palo alto, menlo park, mountain view, redwood city and beyond.“‘nutcracker’ is such a huge tradition, w...