‘Urban Nutcracker’ takes contemporary leap
BalletRox mixes student dancers with pros
For 11 years, Anthony Williams and his feisty dance company BalletRox have been showing holiday audiences how much can be done with a shoestring budget and a lot of heart. “Urban Nutcracker’’ takes the familiar tale of Clara (renamed Clarice) and her beloved magical toy nutcracker out of Victorian England and plops her onto the bustling streets of contemporary Boston. There and along her fantastical journey, we meet a colorful crew of ballerinas, tappers, hip hoppers, Bollywood dancers and hoopers.