[The Bang GroupNut/Cracked] Photo: Yi-Chun Wu
Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

The Bang Group

Choreography by David Parker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Not only immensely entertaining but also intensely musical and witty, melding tap, disco, ballet, and contemporary dance. . . . Combines fantasy and silliness to marvelous effect.”—New York Times

Nut/Cracked—The Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker—has delighted audiences for more than a decade. Nut/Cracked takes its inspiration from all corners of the dance canon, from tap riffs to en pointe ballet, by way of bubble wrap, disco, and Chinese take-out noodles.
In Nut/Cracked, choreographer David Parker ’81, finds beauty in the ridiculous, waltzing us through many incarnations of Tchaikovsky’s score, including versions by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, as well as the traditional orchestral suite. You’ll never watch The Nutcracker in quite the same way again!


A Cheeky Take on a Holiday Classic
'Nut/Cracked,' a Holiday Ballet by David Parker
New York Times