Manhattan Youth Ballet: The Knickerbocker Suite
The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like “The Land of the Snow” will be transformed to a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s for last minute gifts, while “The Land of Sweets” will be accompanied by street vendors and roasted chestnuts.
Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, “Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles,” will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.
Featuring a new set design from Adam Koch, a backdrop photo project form Erin Baiano, and a battle scene using shadow puppetry, the visual elements in The Knickerbocker Suite are striking. Choreographed by Manhattan Youth Ballet Artistic Advisor, Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet), and Nick Kepley (currently performing on Broadway in Mary Poppins).
248 West 60th Street
(between Tenth and West End Avenues)
New York, NY 10023
Subway: A, B, C, D to 59th Street - Columbus Circle, 1, 2 to 66th Street - Lincoln Center