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.
These events are free of charge.
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY BY CALLING 780.428.6839
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy – The Artistic staff and dancers look great on stage, but who puts all that stage magic together and makes it work? And who’s really in charge backstage anyway? Join us for a closer look at the work of the Stage Manager and Technical Crew and what these “behind-the-scenes ninjas” do to make sure everything happens when it’s supposed to.
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, the Choreographer 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 of Carmen and the other piece on this incredible double-bill, Jirí Kylían’s Forgotten Land.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer – One of the biggest ballets in the current repertoire, the full-length version of La Bayadère isn’t often performed in North America. Find out what makes this ballet 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 e-mail of any changes at least one week in advance of the original session date(s).