Culture Shock San Diego our 5th annual production of A Culture Shock Nutcracker, January 5-7, 2018!


A Culture Shock Nutcracker – A Pop Culture Holiday Theatrical
Jan 5-7, 2018, Spreckels Theatre, Downtown San Diego
5 Shows Only

This is definitely not your parent’s Nutcracker. It’s not even your favorite ballet company’s Nutcracker. Culture Shock San Diego is back with their wildly inventive, extremely modern rendition of the treasured family classic. Complete with Tchaikovsky’s original score and fused with contemporary music and pop culture references, A Culture Shock Nutcracker is the ultimate mash-up of dance genres and theatrical and musical styles blended with a timeless holiday tradition.

“For our 5th season, we’ve moved from a Hip Hop show to a broader focus. We will continue to use Hip Hop and street styles to tell much of the dance portion of the story, but our motivation is Pop Culture driven and we’ve added more dance forms.” This makes sense as Bunch was first inspired to create the holiday spectacular after seeing Janet Jackson’s powerful “Rhythm Nation” video one holiday season.

Artistic Director Bunch has infused this annual holiday theatrical with more  references than you can count on two hands. Starting with an homage to the beloved musical theatre hit Beauty and the Beast, the show takes audiences on a creative ride featuring Tap, Hip Hop, Krump, Contemporary and Popping while referencing everything from Star Wars to Bowie’s Labyrinth.

A team of experienced choreographers and theatre artists will contribute their talent to set this production moving in creative ways.  New choreography, costumes and club-worthy sound mix makes this show much more than a modern twist on the classical ballet.  A cast of over 100, including dancers from all four Culture Shock Troupes and several special guests, will bring the show to life for 5 performances only.

Expect a fully realized theatrical experience like no other. This show will have you grooving in your seat and is appropriate for all ages.

The performance is a creative and modern success thanks to your generosity and continued support.  Culture Shock Dance Troupe, San Diego, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  All donations and ticket sales benefit Culture Shock San Diego’s enrichment, education and entertainment programs.




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