BALLET 101 - A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Join Alberta Ballet’s artistic and production team in a series of entertaining and informative presentations that take a closer look at the inner workings of ballet.  Learn about the choreography, the dancers, the music, and more!  Discover the fascinating facts about ballet and what’s REALLY involved in making a successful production happen.

All Ballet 101 Sessions are held from 5:30PM-6:30PM at Mackenzie Hall, College Plaza, 8215 112 St NW, Edmonton, unless otherwise noted.

Attendance is free for Alberta Ballet Dance Circle and Artist Fund Members. All other tickets are $20.00 each. 

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY BY CALLING: 780.428.6839  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Three Musketeers – Stage Fighting is harder than it looks. This session will focus on how we ensure that our dancers can dance elegantly while making the sword fights look swashbuckling and amazing!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy – Director’s Cut – Alberta Ballet’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître on the creative process, on working with the luminous Sarah McLachlan, and what it’s like to go back to a piece a second time and add to it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – SPECIAL SESSION AT THE NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM

Carmen – On the verge of the world premiere of Yukichi Hattori’s new production of Carmen, Yukichi and Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître talk about Hattori’s take on an enduring and tragic love story. After the talk, get a glimpse of our incredible artists at work as we observe a final rehearsal.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

La Bayadère: The Temple DancerLa Bayadère is a visually stunning story of a temple dancer, her lover and the vengeance that separates them. Find out what makes this ballet incredibly special and what it’s like to be one among 32 corps de ballet members in the renowned Kingdom of the Shades scene.

All programming and dates may be subject to change. Registrants will be informed by telephone and/or e-mail of any changes at least one week in advance of the original session date(s).