"In 2014-2015, Alberta Ballet will reach a new level by showcasing our internationally acclaimed dancers with a series of spectacular ballets created by some of the leading dance makers of our time. This year’s productions will entertain and touch you unlike any other programming  I have produced before. I promise you nothing but delight, excitement, surprise, beauty, passion, and, of course, breathtaking dance."

 

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From action packed classics to contemporary renditions of some of the most-loved stories of all time, our 2014-2015 Season has something for every ballet lover. Timeless tales like Don Quixote, Carmen, and The Three Musketeersmix with comtemporary pieces Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Forgotten Land, alongside guest performances by Houston Ballet and a special added program of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo to make this season one of our best yet!

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DON QUIXOTE

Company Premiere

Calgary: SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2014
Edmonton: OCTOBER 3-4, 2014

Bullfights, windmills, and an unlikely hero – this classic tale is told in a majestic spectacle of explosive dance. Follow Don Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza on a journey which has enchanted ballet fans, young and old, for centuries.

Based on an episode of Miguel Cervantes' literary masterpiece and originally created for the Bolshoi Ballet in 1869, it features a lively and vigorous symphonic score by Ludwig Minkus.

Choregraphy: Ben Stevenson OBE
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Staging: Anlin Li
Lighting Design: Christina R Giannelli
Scenery Design: Thomas Boyd
Costume Design: Judanna Lynn 

CLASSICAL BALLET
GREAT FOR FAMILIES

“Rapid-fire entertainment and nonstop dance”

- Chicago Tribune

 

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Company Premiere

 

Calgary: octOBER 23-25, 2014
Edmonton: novEMBER 7-8, 2014

It’s all for one and one for all in David Nixon’s action packed ballet filled with impressive sword fights, swashbuckling comedy, and stunning choreography filled with beautiful romantic duets. This spectacular production, imported from Europe, is a ballet the whole family can enjoy.

Choreography: David Nixon
Music: Sir Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Peter Dala
Costume Design: David Nixon
Lighting Design: David Grill
Scenery Design: Charles Cusick-Smith
Scenario: David Drew
Music Coordinator: Anthony Meredith

Featuring live accompaniment from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra & Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

CLASSICAL BALLET
GREAT FOR FAMILIES

“A spectacle in which everyone on stage looks marvellously debonair”

- The Guardian

 

THE NUTCRACKER

Added program

EDMONTON: DECEMBER 12-14, 2014
CALGARY: DECEMBER 18-24, 2014

The magical tale of Klara and her Nutcracker defeating the evil Rat Tsar and his army of mice continues to dazzle audiences in our glittering production set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

This December, the Sugar Plum Parties return with a wonderland of activities for families to get into the Holiday Spirit one hour before each performance.

Save 25% on your tickets to The Nutcracker when you buy your subscription and secure your seats before they go on sale to the public August 1.

Choreography: Edmund Stripe
Composed by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume & Scenery Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie

CLASSICAL BALLET
GREAT FOR FAMILIES

“A vision of perfection”

- The Georgia Straight

 

 

 

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO

Guest Company | Added program

Calgary: JanUARY 16-17, 2015
Edmonton: JanUARY 20-21, 2015

This all-male group of professional ballet dancers performs a full range of dance repertoire, bringing audiences to unstoppable laughter by incorporating and exaggerating the quirks, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance.

Presented by Alberta Ballet in January, the Trocks are the perfect addition to your subscription package!

Save 25% on your tickets to Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo when you buy your subscription and secure your seats before they go on sale to the public August 1.

Artistic Director: Tory Dobrin

CONTEMPORARY BALLET
SOME MATURE CONTENT

“One of the great comic creations of the American Stage”

- San Francisco Chronicle

 

FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY

Director's Cut

CALGARY: FEBruary 12-14, 2015
EDMONTON: FEBruary 20-21, 2015

Set to the music of Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy traces the spiritual odyssey of a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love. This updated version features new choreography and songs from Sarah's upcoming studio album.

Choreographer: Jean Grand-Maître
Music: Sarah McLachlan
Costume Design: Paul Hardy
Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie
Scenery Design: Scott Reid
Projection Design: Adam Larsen
Sound Design: Claude Lemelin
Libretto: Jean Grand-Maître

CONTEMPORARY BALLET
SOME MATURE CONTENT

“Shimmers in Beauty”

- The Globe & Mail

 

Carmen

World Premiere | Mixed bill featuring Forgotten Land and Carmen

EDMONTON: MARch 20-21, 2015
Calgary: MARch 26-28, 2015

Alberta Ballet’s Yukichi Hattori brings his interpretation of the provocative gypsy to life in an alluring world-premiere event that will entrance you the same way Carmen does to the men who dare to cross her path.

CARMEN | World Premiere
Choreography: Yukichi Hattori
Music: Georges Bizet
Costume & Set Design: Yannik Larivée
Lighting Design Pierre Lavoie

FORGOTTEN LAND | Company Premiere
Choreography: Jiří Kylián
Composed by: Benjamin Britten
Costume Design: John MacFarlane
Lighting Design: Kees Tjebbes
Set Design: John McFarlane

CONTEMPORARY BALLET
MATURE CONTENT

“Choreographer Yukichi Hattori leaves no theatrical moment unpacked”

- Edmonton Journal

 

LA BAYADÈRE: THE TEMPLE DANCER

PERFORMED BY HOUSTON BALLET

Calgary: April 30-May 2, 2015
Edmonton: MAY 8-9, 2015

A fire God, opium dreams, and a crashing temple – Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère is classical ballet with a touch of Bollywood performed by the world-acclaimed Houston Ballet. This lively story features lavish scenery depicting the jungles of India and the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet.

Choreography: Stanton Welch, after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arrangement: John Lanchbery
Conductor: Ermanno Florio
Scenic and Costume Design: Peter Farmer
Lighting Design: Francis Croese

Featuring live accompaniment from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra & Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

CLASSICAL BALLET
SOME MATURE CONTENT

"Big-scale dances and juicy plot

-Houston Chronicle

 

Added programs are extra and not part of subscription packages

Note: all programming may be subject to change