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Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Nutcracker Tours Ontario to December 30

From a media release:

Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Nutcracker on Tour in Ontario
Continues to December 30, 2011
See schedule below

 
The Nutcracker.
A Canadian Tradition


The holiday magic of the Nutcracker - choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and inspired by works from The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen Canada’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays.

The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition was developed in collaboration with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This delightful classic takes on a Canadian twist as audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream-journey as she arrives in Canada, and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods.

With well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods (1916) and L.L. FitzGerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922). This is a beautiful Canadian work, and audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream-journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods.

Performances:
St. Catharines     December 4, 2011/ 2:30PM
Huntsville     December 8, 2011/ 7:30PM
Huntsville     December 9, 2011/ 11:00AM
Chatham     December 10 & 11, 2011/ 7:30PM
Chatham     December 11, 2011/ 7:30PM
Toronto     December 14, 2011/ 7:30PM
Ottawa     December 17-20, 2011/ Various matinee & evening performances
Guelph     December 22 & 23, 2011/ 7:30PM
Kitchener-Waterloo     December 28, 2011/ 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Markham     December 30, 2011/ 2:00PM, 7:00P

Comments

  1. The dancers were great but modern storyline was terrible. The first act was totally confusing with only a hit of the original Nutcracker storyline. The second act just felt like a dance recital. In addition, there was no orchestra and the soundtrack used had various sound and timing issues. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!! Pay the extra money and go see the traditional version instead.

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