Photos: Michael Slobodian & Maaike Sears
Ballet Ouest de Montréal presents Nutcracker, by Claude Caron.
The magic of The Nutcracker is back! When it comes to holiday traditions, nothing beats this magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. This adaptation of The Nutcracker has been modernized thanks to the use of multimedia projections that allow us to follow Clara throughout her magical journey. Over 70 children and 40 company dancers will be brought together on stage for this holiday classic.
Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s brand new adaptation of the Nutcracker premiered in December 2013 to popular success and critical acclaim. The production stems from a creative process led by the company’s Artistic Director, Claude Caron:
“I went back to the source by reading Hoffman’s classic tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the inspiration for this ballet, in order to revisit the very substance of the story, he says. Moreover, my creative team and I drew our inspiration for the costumes and scenery from a reproduction of the sets that were designed for the ballet’s premiere performance in Saint Petersburg in 1892. This latest version of the Nutcracker is nonetheless rooted in modern times, thanks to multimedia projections”.
Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography and Staging by Claude Caron
Costumes by Victoria Inkster, Caroline Rivard and Marie St-Amour
Multimedia by Jerome DeLapierre
Lighting Design by Jonathan Morin
Traditional Set Design by Jean-Claude Olivier
Set Decoration by Jean Bergeron and Angela Rassenti
Mechanical Props by Michel Livernois
Nutcrackers by Alain Jenkins
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Ballet Ouest de Montréal thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their financial support.
Ballet Ouest de Montréal takes Nutcracker and 40 of its dancers on tour to bring its magical holiday tradition to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu!
In longstanding partnership with Ballet Classique du Haut Richelieu since 1998, 70 young students and adults of the region join Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s company dancers on stage, after months of rehearsal. Touring is part of our larger ongoing mission; to make dance accessible to students of ballet in outlying regions and to their audiences.
TheatreThéâtre des Deux Rives
Address30 Boulevard du Séminaire Nord, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Coming in 2022
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Ballet Ouest de Montréal continues its partnership with Festival International DanseEncore and brings its Nutcracker back to Trois-Rivières! 70 young students and adults of the region join Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s company dancers on stage, after months of rehearsal. Touring is part of our larger ongoing mission; to make dance accessible to students of ballet in outlying regions and to their audiences.
TheatreSalle J.Antonio Thompson
Address374 Rue des Forges, Trois-Rivières, QC
Coming in 2023