Local performers aged four to 20 are preparing to take the stage this December in the classic production of The Nutcracker ballet at Red Deer College.
“We’re so pleased to present The Nutcracker to the community, and audiences can look forward to all surprises within the choreography and story this year,” says Tania Strader, Choreographer of The Nutcracker.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this epic battle of mice and toy soldiers continues to draw holiday crowds worldwide. Red Deer College’s Conservatory of Dance students will delight audiences with dazzling costumes, magnificent sets and captivating dance.
The Nutcracker is the timeless tale of a holiday party that descends into the realm of magic. Young Clara receives a nutcracker from her mysterious aunt and strange things begin to happen after everyone has turned in for the evening. Clara is guided through falling snow into the Land of Sweets, where rats and soldiers battle for victory and sweets from around the world dance in her honour. The Nutcracker ballet reminds us that there is still a little magic in all of our lives.
“It’s so rewarding to have our Conservatory of Dance students present this classic ballet to our community,” says Corry McGregor, Conference Coordinator with the School of Continuing Education. “The Nutcracker provides a wonderful learning and performance opportunity for our students, and it’s a Christmas tradition that is ideal for families and audience members of all ages to enjoy.”
Mainstage | RDC Arts Centre
Friday, December 15 | 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 | 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 | 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase through the Black Knight Inn and typically sell out quickly. Visit tickets.blackknightinn.ca or call 403.755.6626. For more information, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 or [email protected].
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