Ballet Jörgen Canada returns to River Run Centre on Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30pm with The Group of Seven Nutcracker.
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score, the re-working of the classic is a collaboration with Kleinburg’s McMichael Canadian art collection. The Group of Seven Nutcracker features as a backdrop Canada’s 20th Century landscape artists Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods (1916) and L.L. FitzGerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922).
Set in the early 1900s the Canadian Nutcracker brings to life the magical tale of a little girl’s Christmas dream and her grand journey through northern landscapes filled with snowflakes, trilliums, and creatures of the woods.
Thirteen students from Guelph, Elora, Orangeville, Georgetown and surrounding communities have been selected to join the company’s professional cast for the Guelph performances. They were chosen from a group of 53 that auditioned in September.
For the performances , all seats are reserved. Adult tickets are $36 and $40, seniors’ $34 and $38, students $23 and $27. Limited premier seating is available.
Tickets are on sale at the River Run Centre box office at (519)763-3000 or 1-877-520-2408 or online at www.riverrun.ca.