December 8-11, 2016
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet captures the imagination with this charming Canadian retelling of the beloved holiday classic, the Nutcracker. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, the story follows the wondrous adventures of Clara,
her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The turn-of-the century fantasy is set in a stately mansion where young Clara’s Christmas dream world features toy soldiers, dancing mice and a mischievous bear who steals the Christmas pudding. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns. Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince.
This heart-warming ballet is full of surprises, including traditional Canadian scenes such as a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. Sumptuous costumes and an enchanting set design make this classic sparkle, delighting audiences of all ages with its beauty and splendour.Work