It is the show that has received rave reviews across the Lower Mainland. Hailed by the Vancouver Sun as “an outstanding production”; The Province claimed in its 2012 Fall Arts Preview that it is “..the one to see these days…” and the Georgia Straight said “the gleaming ornament that is Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker…. stands up against any touring productions.” This holiday season, you will once more get the chance to see Vancouver’s ONLY classical, traditional version of this holiday gem, as Goh Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”, December 19th to 23rd 2012 (December 19 – 22 at 7:30pm and December 22nd and 23rd at 2pm) at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.
Featuring Principal Dancers from The New York City Ballet with live music performed by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker features all the holiday magic, sparkle and tutus to delight every member of your family this festive season.
Choreographed by Dance Magazine Award recipient and Emmy Award winning Canadian Anna-Marie Holmes, this enchanting holiday production features New York City Ballet stars Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia, who will lead a large cast of 200 local talents from throughout the Lower Mainland. Musicians from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra will perform the glorious music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Executive Producer for The Nutcracker is Chan Hon Goh, former Prima Ballerina with The National Ballet of Canada.
Fondly regarded as one of the most popular ballets in the Western world, The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for the whole family. Based on the classic E.T.A. Hoffman fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, who receives a Nutcracker doll from her uncle, Dr. Drosselmeyer. The young girl later dreams that her Nutcracker doll comes to life and leads an army of toy soldiers into battle against the evil Mouse King. After the Mouse King is defeated, Clara and her Nutcracker Prince journey through the beautiful Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, witnessing a world of breathtaking magic along the way. When Clara awakens, she wonders if her magical journey was all but a dream.
Regularly priced tickets for The Nutcracker range in price from $32 to $83.25 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000 or visit www.gohnutcracker.com for more information.
About Goh Ballet
The Goh Ballet Youth Company was established in 1979 by Principal Dancers of The National Ballet of China, Choo Chiat and Lin Yee Goh. Currently under the Direction of Chan Hon Goh, the Goh Ballet Youth Company’s objective is the pursuit of technical and artistic excellence in conjunction with raising cultural awareness in the community. This performing group reflects the city’s cultural diversity, serves as a magnet to attract talented dancers locally and abroad, and helps to ease the transition from that of a student to professional dancer.
The Youth Company has presented and trained a generation of dancers who garner critical praise, respect and accolades. It has also established an international audience who anticipates impressive new works from this versatile and vibrant organization.
Through its wide-ranging repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, character and Chinese dance, the Goh Ballet has touched a diverse audience, ranging from children discovering dance through the Youth Company’s educational outreach program to the seasoned dance aficionados attending performances and international festivals.
For more information about Goh Ballet and performances, please visit www.gohballet.com.
About Anna-Marie Holmes, Choreographer
Anna-Marie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed luminary of the dance world. Her interpretations of the Russian classics have been staged in more than thirty countries on five continents. In 1997, she received the Dance Magazine Award for her extraordinary and lasting contribution to the art. Le Corsaire, which she staged for American Ballet Theatre, appeared on PBS Great Performances and won an Emmy. She recently staged La Bayadère for the National Ballet of Flanders, Raymonda for American Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet of Finland, Laurencia pas d’action for the Joffrey Ballet, Swan Lake for the Norwegian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Don Quixote for the Tulsa Ballet. Holmes travels internationally to coach and teach at the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London, Le Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, The Royal Danish Ballet and The National Ballet of Finland, to name a few. Holmes became the Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet in 1997 and during her tenure was instrumental in the company achieving national prominence. Holmes is in her 11th season as Ballet Program Director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance.
|We’re giving away a pair of tickets to experience Goh Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, December 14th and notify the winner by email.|
Updated Friday, December 14th: Congratulations Jennifer! You are the lucky recipient of a pair of tickets to experience Goh Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30pm. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Happy Holidays!