The Bang Group presents


December 19 - December 21, 2019
The Sam
65 minutes

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, 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!


Chelsea Ainsworth, Dylan Baker, Louise Benkelman, Alex Biegelson, Jason Collins, Dylan Crossman, Terence Duncan, Erin Gottwald, Stephanie Grover, Jeffrey Kazin, Isaac Lerner, Deborah Lohse, Alison Manning, Daniel Morimoto, Kimberly Murry, Nik Owens, Nic Petry, Tommy Seibold, Amber Sloan


Choreography: David Parker
Lighting Designer: Harrison Burke
Rehearsal Director: Erin Gottwald

*All tickets include an additional $2 Theater Restoration Fee, which keeps the lights on in our new digs.

The Bang Group was founded in 1995 by Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker. It is dedicated to Parker’s love of rhythmic form and is known for its commitment to craftsmanship, creative liberty and aesthetic diversity.

The company has toured and performed in 24 of the United States and appears internationally at festivals and venues in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Canada. It has enjoyed four seasons presented by New York Live Arts and six by its predecessor, Dance Theater Workshop, three by Danspace Project as well as several by DanceNow/NYC, Symphony Space, Harkness Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and others.

TBG is also a resident company of the West End Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side where Parker and Kazin present the work of diverse choreographers thrice yearly. During this past season, the Bang Group has appeared in Belgium, Germany, Boston, Portsmouth, Providence, Philadelphia, Martha’s Vineyard, The Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire and at venues large and small throughout New York City.