Watch The Urban Nutcracker All Year Long!
ANTHONY WILLIAMS’ URBAN NUTCRACKER is a filmed – for – television, live performance of the popular holiday stage production that has been produced for the past 20 years in Boston to both critical and popular acclaim.
BEYOND THE STAGE: THE URBAN NUTCRACKER, COMMUNITY & THE ARTS is a half- hour companion piece to the performance program and features behind-the-scenes footage of the production, and commentary on how accessibility and representation in the arts creates community and empowers youth. With a focus on Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker”—a hybrid production that combines traditional ballet with a gamut of homegrown styles, from hip- hop to tap to Russian folk dance—we witness the power of art to build community through movement and music, shared in a spirit of respect and free expression. Both of these festive and dynamic holiday specials are presented and distributed nationally by American Public Television and will be released to public television stations nationwide on November 25, 2022 (check local listings).