The Nutcracker - A Canadian Tradition
Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada's Ballet Jorgen du Canada. This celebration of the wonder of the season is based on the popular traditional story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, enjoyed by audiences for years. The ballet's second act is remembered for its celebration of varied dances, and the charming "divertissements" of raccoons, loons, dragonflies and bears demonstrate Klara's longing for the summer months as she travels excitedly through her dreams. The iconic, show-stopping pas-de-deux in the final act is lovingly danced by Lord and Lady Birch as they usher Klara safely home at the end of the adventure. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again.