by Dustin Jussila Shumka’s Nutcracker is one Edmonton’s most cherished Christmas traditions. It just isn’t holiday season in this city if you don’t see their advertisements adorned on billboards or newspapers, welcoming you to witness their magical performance. This timeless ballet of a young girl’s Christmas dream is brought together
by Neelam Singh Snow is falling, lights have been strung, Christmas trees glimmer from the inside of warm windows. But for me, nothing marks the start of the most wonderful time of the year quite like seeing the Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. I have been attending the performance each December for
by Nicholas Siennicki The Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein opened Halloween night, and if you are a passing fan of the theatre or performing arts, it is definitely worth your attention. The production is a visual and aural spectacle that captivates from beginning to end with fantastic imagery, wonderful sets, and expert
by Ashley Reid For Christopher Anderson, bringing the well-loved ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to stage involved overcoming both new and familiar obstacles. This isn’t the first time that the associate artistic director has choreographed a classic fairy tale for Albertan audiences. Last March Anderson launched Cinderella, which was his first full-length production
by Ashley Reid The roots of Cinderella stretch back centuries, with modern versions originating in European folklore. Christopher Anderson pays homage to these roots in the Alberta Ballet production, with a humorous plot that departs from the widely-known Disney interpretation. There aren’t any singing mice. Not a single satanic cat.