“Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître doesn’t just make contemporary ballet accessible. He makes it thrilling.” Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight, 2010
Danced to the soulful music of treasured singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, The Fiddle and the Drum was the first in Alberta Ballet’s popular series of portrait ballets. For this beautiful contemporary ballet, Mitchell chose 14 of her more powerful songs to be illuminated by the captivating choreography of artistic director Jean Grand-Maître. With her celebrated imagery as scenic design, the remarkable athleticism of the company’s dancers will astound you. Part social commentary, part celebration, this is one work you will not want to miss on its 10th anniversary tour.
Did you know: Mitchell invested her talents in designing the sets, the video installation, and the libretto. The soundtrack includes three songs written expressly for the ballet.