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The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition

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November 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Conexus Arts Centre

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition to Regina and Saskatoon. Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition tells the story of Klara, an orphaned immigrant to Canada, and her magical Christmas Eve journey. The ballet is set in and around Algonquin Park in 1912 and features Trillium flowers, loons and other distinct Canadian representations replacing the traditional Nutcracker dances. Designed by award-winning designer Sue Lepage, the sets and costumes take audiences on a grand journey through northern landscapes filled with snowflakes, mounties, raccoons, chipmunks, bears and other woodland creatures. Originally titled the Group of Seven Nutcracker, this delightful re-working of the timeless classic is born from a collaboration with Kleinberg Ontario’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition features backdrops and other elements from Canada’s 20th Century landscape artists - 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).“We tell the classic Nutcracker story so audiences will see its potency and magic in a new way,” says Mr. Jörgen. “Our patrons will rediscover the beauty of the ballet and how it can speak to our Canadian sense of identity.”

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