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 »
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing two comedy shows on October 18 to help raise funds for the Owen Hart Foundation's 20th Anniversary Celebration. This foundation provides funding to support local initiatives that provide education, affordable housing and foreign aid to vulnerable individuals. There will also be a Celebrity Online Silent Auction that has prizes ranging from Westjet flights to exclusive arts and sports memorabilia. Photograph courtesy of the Owen Hart Foundation. Sponsored by AvenueFind 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 »
Calgary Opera's 2019-20 season opener La Bohème is of Puccini's most treasured works. Mixing joy and sorrow, the show follows a group of young bohemian artists in Paris who are trying to figure out their path. Want even more opera experience? Check out the cast of La Bohème at a special brunch hosted at the Calgary Petroleum Club on Oct. 27. Photograph courtesy of Calgary Opera.Find out more »
Scientist and entertainer Bill Nye will appear at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on November 17. Nye is a New York Times bestselling author, 18-time Emmy Award winner and beloved public figure who is a lifelong advocate for science and scientific literacy. At this show, he will talk science, education and discovery, as well as give a Q&A with audience members. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 via Ticketmaster. Photograph courtesy of All Good Promotion.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 »
The pups from Paw Patrol will be embarking on a live adventure that involves solving a pirate treasure map with help from the audience. The audience will help the pups learn pirate catchphrases, dance the "pirate boogie" and help the characters follow the treasure map. The total run time of the show will be 85 minutes with a 15 minute intermission between the two acts. VIP (Very Important Pup) tickets are available for purchase and include a special souvenir gift…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 comedic German opera by Richard Strauss will leaving your rolling in the aisles. Join two rival performance troupes — one high brow, one low — who battle for the favour of a group of party guests as dinner runs late and absurdity runs high. Opera fans can metaphorically break the fourth wall by joining cast members of the show for Sunday Opera Brunch on April 5. Photograph courtesy of Calgary Opera.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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