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Nutcracker Ballet for Christmas Day

Nutcracker Ballet
Ballet Points

It’s getting cold outside but in our beautiful city, it is also a time when a charming fairytale comes to the stage. In this case it is the Nutcracker Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s holiday masterpiece is coming to the Southern Jubilee Auditorium once again being brought to life by Alberta Ballet and bringing with them the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO). A magical tale of a young girl’s stand against the Rat Tsar, and meeting the captivating characters in the Land of Sweets reminds us of how magical the holidays are.

This year, the man who is helping bring this fantastical fete to the stage is Alberta Ballet’s creative director Christopher Anderson. 

We had the pleasure of interviewing him and getting to know what his vision is for this year’s production. Here is what he told us.   

Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker has been a Christmas tradition since that first magical December of 1892 at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. It has lit all of our souls and brought on a lot of holiday cheer for every year since then. Now with another production on the way we can experience this magical world thanks to Christopher Anderson, the ballet dancers, the CPO, and the many production workers that makes what we can only imagine into a reality. We all need to have a little magic especially around Christmas time. The Nutcracker will give that to us on Dec. 15-24. Don’t miss it!

Special thanks goes to:

YYScene: For allowing me to post this.

Alberta Ballet: For making this interview happen especially with Christopher Anderson.

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