The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most well-known and cherished holiday stories of all time, captivating the young and young-at-heart for centuries. In 1999, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet launched its own Canadian twist on the Russian Classic, under the direction of Artistic Director Andre Lewis.
The ballet, set in a River Heights home in 1913, features several Canadian touches, including a hockey game, a Hudson’s Bay blanket and mounted police officers. The performance has stayed true to its Russian roots with the help of co-choreographer Galina Yordanova’s classical second act. At the same time, the Winnipeg-inspired set, costumes and choreography lend an historical flavour that has made this version of Nutcracker a true prairie classic.
For tickets call 204-956-2792 or visit rwb.org.