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With the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

DEC 21 - 30, 2017
Centennial Concert Hall

"Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Nutcracker is Picture Perfect." - The Georgia Strait

When midnight strikes, young Clara’s enchanted Christmas gift leads her into a wondrous world… with the valiant Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and journeys to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.

This sparkling holiday tradition is a festive feast for the senses with enchanting costumes, timeless choreography and a brilliant score by Tchaikovsky. Nutcracker features endearing Canadian scenes like a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. What could be more fun for the family than to join young Clara’s Christmas fantasy, where toys come to life, the Sugar Plum Fairy spreads her magic, mischievous Filbert the Bear steals the Christmas pudding and where Hazel the Polar Bear and her twelve furry polar cubs will surely warm your heart. A holiday classic for the whole family!

Thu 12/21/17 7:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 12/22/17 7:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 12/23/17 1:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 12/23/17 7:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Tue 12/26/17 4:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 12/28/17 7:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 12/29/17 7:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 12/30/17 1:00PM Centennial Concert Hall

ANASTASIA: Presented by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

FEB 2, 2018
Pantages Playhouse Theatre

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings back the magical tale of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia for the 100th anniversary of the story and the 10th anniversary of the production. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia is set to an original full orchestra score by Russian/Canadian composer Ivan Barbotin. Barbotin has previously worked with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen to create two of the company’s most popular ballets: The Velveteen Rabbit and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The mystery of what happened to the seventeen year old Grand Duchess has fascinated people for nearly a century, spanning a multitude of books, movies and musicals. Anastasia is both the tragic story of an innocent girl and the subject of modern mythology, as there is great speculation about what actually happened that fateful summer of 1918. The human drama of a young girl born to privilege and cast out into a world of immense heartache proves an extraordinarily gripping tale. This ballet explores the emotions, aspirations, and affections of this lovable yet controversial character as the world transforms around her.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, renowned for its ability to succinctly tell classical stories in an engaging and dramatic fashion, follows the daughter of the fallen Russian Tsar through the ballrooms of St. Petersburg, to the Russian Revolution, to captivity, and beyond…

Anastasia is a full-length ballet rich with incredibly detailed costumes, versatile sets, and exquisite lighting.

Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Pantages Playhouse Theatre

The Sleeping Beauty

FEB 28 - MAR 4, 2018
Centennial Concert Hall

The Sleeping Beauty has long been a jewel in the RWB’s classical repertoire. Celebrated for its glorious music, lavish costuming and regal sets, this glittering production showcases the depth and breadth of the RWB’s talented company

Journey to an enchanted kingdom where good triumphs over evil through a single kiss. Relive the magic of your favourite childhood fairy tale with its cast of storybook characters including Princess Aurora, Prince Désiré, Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. The Sleeping Beauty marries the soaring music of Tchaikovsky with the stunning choreography of Marius Petipa, one of ballet’s most gifted creators. With lavish sets, stunning costumes and thrilling classical dance, this ballet will enchant audiences of all ages.

Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sun 3/4/18 2:00PM Centennial Concert Hall

Mixed Programme

MAY2-6, 2018
Centennial Concert Hall

A visual reckoning of one of the most famous choral arrangements of the twentieth century, Mauricio Wainrot’s signature work, Carmina Burana is a veritable feast for the senses. First performed by the Company in 2002, Carmina Burana is a work of unbridled passion that re-imagines traditional dances and techniques in a bold new way. George Balanchine’s Serenade has entranced audiences and dancers since its creation in the 1930s. Set to Tchaikovsky’s musical gem “Serenade for Strings in C Major”, the first original ballet created by Balanchine in America has become iconic in the world of dance.

Wed 5/2/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 5/3/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 5/5/18 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sun 5/6/18 2:00PM Centennial Concert Hall

MAY 24-26, 2018
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Spotlight is the culmination of the tireless work these young dancers put in each year. Taking what for some is their first step onto the professional stage, 80 young artists from across Canada and around the world promise to give audiences of all ages and tastes something to rave about!

Graduates have gone on to perform, choreograph and teach for major dance companies such as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Singapore Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and other companies throughout the world.

Thu 5/24/18 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Fri 5/25/18 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Sat 5/26/18 2:00PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Sat 5/26/18 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage

On the Edge
JUNE 6-8, 2018
RWB Founders’ Studio

Nothing tells the story of the struggles and triumphs of dance like the artists themselves. On the Edge, featuring the RWB Aspirants, is an innovative mixed programme of original choreography and quintessential ballet classics that will transport audiences on a journey to discover dance in it’s purest form.

Wed 6/6/18 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Thu 6/7/18 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Fri 6/8/18 7:30PM Founder Studio 116