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Alberta Ballet's 2019-20 season kicks off with visiting production Taj Express. Coming all the way from Mumbai, the show will put a spotlight on Indian traditions and pop culture with a hefty dose of Bollywood flair. The high-energy explosion of colours, moves and music will make for an unforgettable start to the season. Photography courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
Enjoy a live music square dance open to all levels of experience and without partner requirements at the Irish Cultural Society. Caller Leslie Gotfrit will be teaching a variety of moves and styles to tunes provided by an Appalachian-style mountain string band. Teens and adults are welcome, with tickets priced at $20 in advance or $25 at the door, with a $5 discount offered to youth under 25. Photograph courtesy of Calgary Old-Time Experience Square Dance.Find out more »
This world premiere adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is Alberta Ballet like you’ve never seen it before. Attendees can expect a massive multimedia stage environment and blend of classic and contemporary ballet styles during its four-night, five-performance run at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The show will live up to its namesake's fright factor — you may want to leave the kids at home for this one. Photograph by Paul McGrath.Find out more »
This annual presentation of The Nutcracker by Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society (JCBS) runs December 6 to 8 in the University Theatre at the University of Calgary. JCBS has been staging productions for more than 20 years with its elite young students and its Nutcracker is always a season highlight. This is your chance to see tomorrow's ballet luminaries today. Tickets go on sale later this fall. Photograph courtesy of Jeuness Classique Ballet Society.Find out more »
Alberta Ballet rings in the holiday season with its annual presentation of The Nutcracker. This Christmas classic is a mainstay at the ballet and promises beautiful costumes, original choreography performed by more than 120 dancers and a live orchestra. This tradition is perfect for making lifelong memories. Photograph by Paul McGrath.Find out more »
Ring in 2020 with the music of Johann Strauss and other esteemed composers. This afternoon concert at the Jack Singer will feature European singers, ballroom dancer and ballet dancers performing alongside the Strauss Symphony of Canada and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. This touring show has been entertaining audiences for 25 years with new additions to the program each year. Photograph courtesy of Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Find out more »
Alberta Ballet will host four performances by Los Angeles-based dance company Diavolo in January. You may recognize Diavolo from their appearance America's Got Talent season 12 where they placed in the top 10 finalists. They will perform the pieces Trajectoire and Voyage that showcase their blend of dance, architecture and acrobatics. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
Alberta Ballet is showcasing three works that exemplify its commitment to both classic and contemporary ballet. In Unleashed, you'll see Helen Pickett's much-lauded Petal (pictured), a world premiere from Montreal choreographer Anne Plamondon and the more classical Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine. This triple bill is a fantastic way to see the dynamic range of Alberta Ballet's performers. Photograph by Chris Hardy courtesy of Smiun Ballet.Find out more »
For those looking to enjoy a ballet with the family, look no further than Peter Pan. Created in 2001 by Septime Webre for the Washington Ballet, this beloved take on Peter Pan will be the first to ever be performed by Alberta Ballet. You can expect classic characters like Peter, Wendy, Tink and Captain Hook, plus less human bit parts like Tick-Tock Croc. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
This will be Alberta Ballet 35th year staging the epic classic Swan Lake. Artistic director Jean Grand-Maitre has entrusted associate artistic director Christopher Anderson with the reins for this year, meaning audiences can expect a unique take they haven't seen before at this world premiere. This is the official closing show for Alberta Ballet's season. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
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