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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

For many young dancers, the Nutcracker is the first ballet they ever see. The familiar melody of the dance of the Sugarplum Fairy ignites a spark and true love for the art form. It’s one of the many elements that play a part in inspiring young dancers to pursue dance at a higher level and even strive to dance professionally.

 

Every year, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings a beautiful version of the ballet to cities across Ontario. This year, the company will be bringing The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition to Saskatoon, Swift Current, Regina, and Weyburn for the first time!

 

Set in Algonquin Park, in Northern Ontario, the ballet brings a unique Canadian feeling to this holiday classic! Choreographed by Artistic Director, Bengt Jörgen, this Nutcracker was created in collaboration with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Each of the 30-foot backdrops are paintings from Canada’s world-renowned “Group of Seven” artists. In this Canadian telling of the story, Lord and Lady Birch greet Klara along with Dragonflies, Loons, Bears and many more forest creatures, as she goes on an exciting adventure through Canada’s forest.

 

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