The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition in Hamilton, ON
December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Choreography Bengt Jörgen, C.M.
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set & Costume Design Sue LePage
Lighting Design Bonnie Beecher
Number of Dancers 16-18 company dancers, 9-11 local young dancers (9-13 roles)
Run Time 2 hours with 1 intermission
Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays.
Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thompson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922). This is a beautiful Canadian work, and audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties, and creatures of the woods.
National Presenting Partner