A Culture Shock Nutcracker
Culture Shock San Diego presents a modern rendition of the family classic, a mash-up of dance genres, theatrical styles, and holiday traditions. Tchaikovsky’s original score is fused with contemporary music and pop-culture references.
“For our fifth season, we’ve moved from a hip-hop show to a broader focus. We will continue to use hip-hip and street styles to tell much of the dance portion of the story, but our motivation is pop culture and we’ve added more dance forms.”
The show begins with an homage to the musical-theater hit Beauty and the Beast with tap, contemporary dance, and popping while referencing everything from Star Wars to Bowie’s Labyrinth.