The Nutcracker ballet is back this Christmas at RDC
Local young 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 new surprises within the choreography and story this year,” says Tania Strader, Choreographer of The Nutcracker. “Alex Macleod debuts as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and her performance will be a wonderful addition to the ballet.”
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.
“Christmas is a time of special traditions and The Nutcracker is among those that central Alberta families have come to adore,” says Corry McGregor, Conference Coordinator with the School of Continuing Education. “We’re delighted that our Conservatory of Dance students present this classic ballet to our community each year.”
Performances will run on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm, as well as Sunday, December 18 at 1:30 pm. The production will take place on the Mainstage in the Red Deer College Arts Centre.
Tickets are available for purchase through the Black Knight Inn and typically sell out quickly. For more information, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 or continuingeducation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.
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