This year’s Dance series incorporates 4 different dance troops, returning to the big screen is THE BOLSHOI BALLET, live from Russia and THE ROYAL BALLET live from London. Two exciting new additions are THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET and MARIINSKY.
Individual Ticket Prices: $24.00 Adult & $12.00 Child 12yrs under. ONLY AVIALABLE AT THE DOOR.
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**Individual Event Tickets are NOT available in advance, sorry (due to cost and wastage - trust us we've tried!), they are only available at the door the day of the performance. We have 396 seats - plus WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - and GUARANTEE if we SELL OUT, the next performance is on us!
THE NUTCRACKER Royal Ballet (2hrs10min)
Showtimes: Sunday December 22 11:00AM
The Nutcracker unfolds over two glorious acts. For Act I it is Christmas Eve and we are brought to a party at which Drosselmeyer gives young Clara a nutcracker doll – beginning a night that includes a magically growing Christmas tree, a midnight battle of toy soldiers at which the Nutcracker defeats the villainous Mouse King and his army of mice, and a headlong pas de deux in which Clara and Hans Peter meet and celebrate their triumph before being enveloped in a magical snowstorm. Act II whisks the young pair off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they are entertained by the Sugar Plum Fairy with her handsome Prince and her glittering court in a series of dazzling dances.
JEWELS Bolshoi Ballet (2hrs30min)
Showtimes: Sunday January 19 9:55AM
Inspired by New York's 5th Avenue famous jewellery shops, this triptych is a tribute to women and to the cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg.Choreographed in 1967 in New York City, this ballet with precious stone and jewel-like costumes, celebrates the three cities and three dance schools which forged the elegance, aesthetic and style of choreographer George Balanchine. Emeralds was conceived as a poetic tribute to the French romantic school, Rubies to the American tradition of Broadway musicals, whilst Diamonds honors the virtuosity of classical Russian dancers.
LOST ILLUSIONS Bolshoi Ballet (3hrs)
Showtimes: Sunday February 2 9:55AM
Lucien, a young provincial and budding composer, sets to conquer the Parisian scene in search of glory. Quickly, his success blinds him and he betrays his friends and his love. Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac's novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky with dramaturgy reviewed by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. This stylized adaptation of the novel for the stage, blends thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment with 19th century Paris as a backdrop.
MOULIN ROUGE Royal Winnipeg Ballet (2hrs20min)
Showtimes: Sunday February 23 11:00AM
Turn of the century Paris … a city of exquisite contradiction. The heady elixir of personal freedom bred lifestyles both reckless and addictive. Drawn to Paris by the city's passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – The Moulin Rouge®. Along with a rousing French soundtrack, the ballet features high-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak.
GISELLE Royal Ballet (2hrs30min)
Showtimes: Sunday March 2 11:00AM
Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of selfsacrificing love. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist. This is one of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival.
GOLDEN AGE Bolshoi Ballet (2hrs30min)
Showtimes: Sunday March 30 9:55AM
In 1923, in a seaside town in the south of the Soviet Union, where trade and mafia are flourishing; Boris falls in love with Rita, a cabaret dancer at The Golden Age and girlfriend of the local gangster. Set in the 1920s, The Golden Age is a refreshing satire, an original and delightful ballet with jazz and cabaret musical parodies.
SLEEPING BEAUTY Royal Ballet (3hrs10min)
Showtimes: Sunday April 27 9:55AM
First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography and Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. It is also The Royal Ballet's signature work. Today's Sleeping Beauty not only captures the mood of the original but shows that this is very much a living work for The Royal Ballet, growing and changing with the Company while celebrating its past.
A WINTER’S TALE Royal Ballet (3hrs)
Showtimes: Sunday May 4 9:55AM
The story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet through remorse and regret – and after a statue comes miraculously to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. It is powerful material for ballet, with a story that allows for the portrayal of intense emotions between and within the characters, and the opportunity for the Company to create not just new central characters but the whole world around them.
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Royal Ballet (3hrs13min)
Those familiar with Lewis Carroll’s literary menagerie of colorful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance. The whole Company is drawn into the fun, dancing a myriad of quirky characters: a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar and so many more. Alice and the Knave of Hearts, deftly danced by two Royal Ballet Principal dancers, are at the centre of the story, and the role of The Queen of Hearts, another Principal, is wittily captured with hilarious results. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly imagined show and, with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure.