December 7, 2014, 6pm
United Palace Theater
4140 Broadway, Corner of 175th St.
New York, NY 10033
SONOS Chamber Orchestra
Erik Ochsner, conductor
Decadance Theater Company
Filip Pogády, electric violinist
Dave Tennent, projection design
Joe Cantalupo, lighting design
Produced in collaboration with:
United Palace of Cultural Arts
Something magical is happening this holiday season in Uptown Manhattan.
SONOS is pleased and exuberant to be collaborating with the Decadance Theater company, choreographer and director Jen Webber, and the United Palace of Cultural Arts, Executive Director Mike Fitelson.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker uses a live orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s classic score with the traditional narrative arc, but adapts the story to contemporary New York City and replaces ballet with hip hop dance performed by 12 all-star dancers. An electric violinist, DJ, and MC/narrator will embellish hip hop elements during passages of the performance, but the centerpiece will be the Tchaikovsky score: it sets the emotional tone and propels the action forward. 31 members of the SONOS Chamber Orchestra will perform a new arrangement (by John M. DeVries) of Tchaikovsky's complete classic holiday score.
In 2013, SONOS accompanied the 1920 Harold Lloyd film short His Royal Slyness at the United Palace Theater.