“A masterpiece not only of dance, but of timeless literacy and musical art, the way it was meant to be seen.” Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald
- Music performed by National Arts Centre Orchestra
- Choreography Edmund Stripe
- Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
As the lights dim and the familiar strains of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music float up from the orchestra, you smile and remember why the holidays just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker. Find yourself transported to a dazzling fairytale world where Klara and her beloved Nutcracker battle the Rat King, and where a sleigh ride through a land of glistening snowflakes leads to the realm of the benevolent Sugar Plum Fairy.
This sumptuous Alberta Ballet production pulls out all the stops with brilliant costumes, extravagant sets and the charming, original choreography of Edmund Stripe. A festive treat for the whole family, back by popular demand.
BONUS TREAT: Sugar Plum Parties
Join us one hour before the show for dress-up, arts and crafts courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada, dancing with The School of Dance and more!
Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission