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Alberta Ballet Presents Our Canada - Music of Gordon Lightfoot

MainTh Our Canada
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 04 - 06, 2017

Explore the Canadian soul through the music of Gordon Lightfoot.

In the award-winning tradition of our pop ballets, Our Canada follows in the beloved musical steps of Balletlujah and Love Lies Bleeding. We're melding two celebrations, Alberta Ballet's 50th Anniversary and Canada's 150th birthday into one magnificent legacy ballet that explores our province and our country through folk and country music legend, Gordon Lightfoot. Valuing community input, we're inviting our fellow Albertans to suggest their favorite Gordon Lightfoot song and tell us how it relates to their Canada. It's an interactive, inspiring and inclusive dance and music experience.

Featuring 5 world-class designers, 30 superb dancers and impressive multi-media installations portraying significant moments in Canada's history, internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand- Maître shares his Canadian soul through a series of intimate duets and full ensemble pieces. The full-length ballet will show in both Calgary and Edmonton, where beautiful and romantic moments are created through the marriage of contemporary ballet and Lightfoot hits like "Sundown", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", "If You Could Read My Mind", and the "Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald." It's a multidisciplinary sensation hailing our home, our geography, our great diversity, our indigenous culture and our empowered collective spirit.

Choreography Jean Grand-Maître
Music Gordon Lightfoot

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