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(New York) – Brooklyn Ballet, a unique, interdisciplinary dance company steeped in the classical idiom, presents two performances of The Brooklyn Nutcracker, at the majestic Kings Theater in Flatbush, Brooklyn on December 14, 2019.

The first of its kind, this critically acclaimed production fuses ballet, hip-hop and an array of dance genres from around the world to create a culturally inclusive production that showcases dances and performers from around the world as well as artists and artists. the students of the Brooklyn Ballet.

With a strong commitment to honoring and authentically representing Brooklyn’s vibrant and multicultural history, this reimagined vacation classic employs the talents of dancers from all disciplines and from all corners of the world. Iconic Act 2 entertainment hosts Flamenco Certamen 2016 first place winner Aliesha Bryan with Spanish hot chocolate, Margaret Yuen’s red silk dancers with Chinese tea, authentic Middle Eastern belly dancer Sira Melikianin Arabian Coffee and 6-time world hoop dance champion and Native American artist Nakotah LaRance, with her signature and dynamic blend of traditional hoop dance and hip-hop.

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Brooklyn Ballet choreographer and artistic director Lynn Parkerson injects an undeniable seasoning into Brooklyn culture by making hip-hop pop and locker Michael “Big Mike” Fields as the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer among a dance scene baroque, a contrasting line of Mirlitons dancing among Africans. modern dancers, and showing Brooklyn’s finest pop and lock, gliding and flex’n dancers as they transport audiences to candy country via a gritty and iconic subway platform.

For the Nutcracker traditionalist, a Victorian-style holiday party for Clara and her friends set the scene as the majestic whirlwind of the snow scene, the flower waltz and the Big Pas stay true to the vision of Petipa and Ivanov as interpreted by Parkerson and colleagues.

“I have been interested and inspired by the diverse communities of Brooklyn since the founding of the Brooklyn Ballet. The Brooklyn Nutcracker is our largest and most brilliant work dedicated to the people and the place we call home, ”says Parkerson. “The production started almost 10 years ago on a street corner in Brooklyn with a dance collaboration between a petite ballerina and a great hip-hop dancer. Today, it is the only culturally inclusive storytelling ballet in New York City that brings dance audiences into the 21st century and beyond.

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Collaborations with tech-based artists and designers are also unique to The Brooklyn Nutcracker, providing audiences with a multisensory experience. From exploring revolutionary light and motion sensitive costume technology across multiple stages and digital set that transports the intrigue of historic old Dutch Brooklyn to iconic Flatbush Avenue, the production is designed for audiences. today in a climate centered on technology and innovation.


The Brooklyn Nutcracker takes place on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


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The Kings Theater is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue, between Tilden and Duryea in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. The theater is accessible by tube: Q to Beverley Road, or 2, 5 and B to Church Avenue.


Brooklyn’s Nutcracker
Concept / choreography: Lynn Parkerson
Music: Pytor IIitch Tchaikovsky

Artistic director / decoration: Avram Finkelstein
Costume design: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Leila Ligougne, Sylvia Nolan, YMX by Yellow-man
Technologist: Nicholas Vermeer, NYC Resistance
Lighting designer: David Fern

Collaborating choreographers: Thomas Baird, Aliesha Bryan, Michael “Big Mike” Fields, Miera Goldberg, Claudia Jeschke, Nakotah LaRance, Sira Melikian, Sydnie Mosley, Margaret Yuen

Duration: 110 minutes

A reimagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker merges ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of dance genres from around the world to create a new tradition for today’s audiences. New York’s only culturally inclusive production, The Brooklyn Nutcracker transforms familiar characters and scenes from The Nutcracker to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of Brooklyn’s melting pot. From the landscape of old Dutch Brooklyn to iconic Flatbush Avenue, the production is fresh and full of virtuosity and celebrates the neighborhood we call our home.


Founded in 2002 by artistic director Lynn Parkerson, the Brooklyn Ballet brings a contemporary take on the precious art form of ballet, with a repertoire and programs that revitalize and reinvent the classical form. The first of its kind in Brooklyn for over 40 years, the organization is committed to artistic achievement, education and community engagement.

In 2009, the Brooklyn Ballet opened its first permanent home at the Schermerhorn, built and managed by Common Ground and The Actors Fund. The ground floor space provides Brooklyn Ballet with a showcase dance studio, access to a 99-seat black box theater, locker rooms, and administrative space.

As a community dance institution, the Brooklyn Ballet School offers ballet classes for young people and adults, allowing dancers to learn and develop their skills alongside professionals from all walks of life. The school’s Elevate and Brooklyn Ballet in the Houses programs provide children with scholarships and opportunities to participate in the rigors of ballet training.

Brooklyn Ballet can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @brooklynballet.

Press Release Via: Brooklyn Ballet