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BAM & Mark Morris Dance Group present "The Hard Nut"

BAM & Mark Morris Dance Group present "The Hard Nut"


BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group


Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, NY


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm weekly through December 22, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm weekly through December 22, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm weekly through December 23, 2018



BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group present
The Hard Nut
Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Mark Morris Dance Group
Featuring the MMDG Music Ensemble and The Hard Nut Singers
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Conducted by Colin Fowler
Choreography by Mark Morris

Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival

Mark Morris Dance Group’s beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker comes back to BAM for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story from the straitlaced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky’s complete original score, performed live by the 53-piece MMDG Music Ensemble, Morris’ lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition


Set design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume design by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls
Production based on the work of Charles Burns

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