Spectrum Dance: The Harlem Nutcracker (Workshop)

Spectrum Dance Theater is reviving Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker through three workshop presentations before the premiere of the full stage production in 2022. Workshop I premiered at On the Boards in December 2019, and Workshop II will be presented as a film in December 2020. Workshop II is a two-act piece that picks up where the 2019 production left off, Clara and her husband have just witnessed the exhilarating floorshow at Club Sweets and a new M.C. appears to introduce the second act, “Time Travel,” where Death manifests flashbacks of Clara’s early years and chronicles the Black struggle for justice and equality from the 1920s to the death of George Floyd.

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