Goings On About Town: Dance

David Parker / “Nut/Cracked”

Parker’s charming show is, roughly, what one gets after removing the plot and the grand design of “The Nutcracker” and replacing them with a playful deconstruction of Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Instead of Balanchinean geometries, we get Fosse-like jazz dance (top hats included) and male partnering, as well as quite a bit of clowning around. But Parker is no dummy—he knows the music inside and out and treats it with the loving if somewhat irreverent touch of a hipster with a heart full of mistletoe.

December 21December 23

New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St, New York, NY