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A scene from the 2015 performance of the "Urban Nutcracker." (Courtesy Peter Paradise Michaels/Urban Nutcracker)
A scene from the 2015 performance of the "Urban Nutcracker." (Courtesy Peter Paradise Michaels/Urban Nutcracker)
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The "Urban Nutcracker" is one of Boston's classic holiday dance shows. Now in its 17th year, it re-imagines the traditional tale in downtown Boston, giving it a hip-hop spin, beneath the glow of the CITGO sign. Creator Tony Williams' goal was to put a multicultural, diverse face on the traditional ballet.

The "Urban Nutcracker" is on stage now through December 28th at John Hancock Hall.

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Tony Williams, creator and choreographer of the "Urban Nutcracker" and founder and artistic director of the Tony Williams Dance Center.

This segment aired on December 19, 2017.

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