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 »
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 »
Alberta Ballet School will be interpreting Don Quixote in a condensed, non-liner fashion it is calling Divertissements. Performing in this ballet will be the professional division senior students and students from the Alberta Ballet Trainee Program. Including one of ballet's most technically challenging grand pas de deux sequences, this show will be sure to wow. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
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