Nutcracker

Photos: Michael Slobodian & Maaike Sears

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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. In this version adapted to COVID standards, more than 40 children and 30 members of the corps de ballet 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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Do you know about Nutcracker: Sharing the Magic? Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Are you an individual, looking to contribute to this charitable event? Find out how you can make an individual donation. Contact Us!

 

Ballet Ouest de Montréal thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their financial support.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

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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. 

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  • Theatre
    Théâtre des Deux Rives
  • Address
    30 Boulevard du Séminaire Nord, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
  • Coming in 2022

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    1 888 443 3949
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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.

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  • Theatre
    Salle J.Antonio Thompson
  • Address
    374 Rue des Forges, Trois-Rivières, QC
  • Coming in 2023

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Building on its newest partnership with Le Conservatoire Des Arts De La Scène Des Laurentides, and an incredibly successful series of performances in 2018, Ballet Ouest once again takes Nutcracker and 40 of its dancers on tour to bring its magical holiday tradition to Saint-Jérôme!

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  • Theatre
    Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
  • Address
    118 Rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme, QC
  • Coming in 2022

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Ballet Ouest de Montréal continues its partnership with Théâtre Hector-Charland and is looking forward to bringing the Nutcracker back to L’Assomption in 2022. 70 young students and adults of the region will 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.

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  • Theatre
    Théâtre Hector-Charland
  • Address
    225 Bd de l'Ange-Gardien, L'Assomption
  • Coming in 2022

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