See Momentum’s Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker this Weekend

The Momentum Dance Theatre presents three showings of the Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker this weekend. Image Courtesy Momentum Dance Theatre.

Capitol kids are about to perform in three suite, suite shows –the Nutcracker hits the stage this weekend.

Momentum Dance Theatre (534 Eighth St. SE), a Capitol-Hill/Barracks Row dance studio, is presenting its nineteenth annual holiday show, Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker (JHHN)on Saturday, Dec. 15.

JHHN is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Nutcracker. It tells the dancing story of transformation of two kids through the arts. The music includes Duke Ellington’s excellent version of the Nutcracker plus contemporary and classic pop, funk, and salsa.

Momentum’s professional company is joined by the Jazz Hip Hop Academy students and children plus special guest artists. This is not your mother’s nutcracker!

There will be three shows between Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s show starts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Deal Middle School (3815 Fort Drive NW). The Sunday shows take place at Wilson Senior High School (3950 Chesapeake St NW) beginning at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $14 to $23 and are available online through Eventbrite.