Rip The Nut – the Hudson-Safe edition – promises another spectacular performance for Winter Walk this year! They are working on streaming the performance, so that everyone can watch safely at home, from Hudson Hall’s website.
“Rip the Nut” designer, R.B. Schlather says, “RIP THE NUT started as a way to showcase community dance groups during Winter Walk, using the Rip Van Winkle story as a loose narrative connecting everything together. It also was an investigation of a long tradition in dance of producing a “Nutcracker” ballet over the holiday season. So, there’s an interesting mash up here of Tchaikovsky’s ballet music, Washington Irving’s supernatural, Catskill Mountains story, and community pageants that we keep circling around. This year, with the continued support of Hudson Hall, we are keeping that conversation going. And, while I’m not really sure what the exact visual event will be, we have some ideas, and it is definitely taking the form of a window installation folks can walk past over the course of the day, rather than our usual theater show.”
Adam Weinert adds, “Since we don’t want to overly encourage people to gather in front of Hudson Hall, we also want to stream on the Hudson Hall website. I think the effect of this dual installation (virtual and in real life) will look something like a living pinterest board, which we will use to highlight traditional and locally-based performance groups.”
Look for Rip The Nut this Winter Walk – Saturday, Dec. 5th – 5-8pm. Check on-line at HudsonHall.org